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Do you ever get nervous when you are home alone?



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30No
15Yes, occasionally
3Yes, all the time
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gambler Silver Star Survey Creator
posted 10-Feb-2007 9:18pm  
No
blondie20
posted 10-Feb-2007 9:21pm  
No
romkey Survey Central Gold Subscriber
posted 10-Feb-2007 9:28pm  
No.
they Survey Central Subscriber
posted 10-Feb-2007 9:50pm  
Quite often.

It's worse since my friend Eric died.... and it only happens at night. Smoking pot tends to give me a bit of paranoia as well.
LindaH Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 10-Feb-2007 10:11pm  
No more nervous under the same nervousness-triggering circumstances if another person was home. Nervous just because I'm home alone? Absolutely not.
ausfox
posted 10-Feb-2007 10:42pm  
No, I enjoy being alone
Enigma
posted 10-Feb-2007 10:46pm  
I remember the first times I was left home when I was a kid. It sort of scared me (although I would never admit it) but I found if I occupied myself the feeling just went away. Now I love being home alone.

I also loved living alone. No problem there.
JessicaWoman99
posted 10-Feb-2007 11:28pm  
I do not get nervous being alone no
Galomorro
posted 10-Feb-2007 11:36pm  
No - I absolutely love being home alone. I often get nervous when in the company of others.
Amanda
posted 11-Feb-2007 12:18am  
Sometimes, I do. Lately, it's been worse. When I'm home alone (or after Caleb goes to bed), I'm in the habit of smoking a joint. I've started getting these very paranoid highs instead of the mellow ones. It's kinda freaky.
filiasan
posted 11-Feb-2007 12:47am  
I used to live with only one person. So it was normal for me to have days at home, alone. Now, I hardly ever get a chance to have the home to myself. When I do, I'm happy. I like the privacy.
Kristal_Rose
posted 11-Feb-2007 1:06am  
Thankfully no. Unless maybe I'm doing some crazy welding project in the kitchen that's going awry, or think I'm having a heart attack.
cabinfever
posted 11-Feb-2007 3:44am  
I'm never home alone anymore, I have my kid. But when I lived out in the boonies sometimes I'd get a little nervous being home with just her... if something happened, help was at least 20 minutes away.
RGirl
posted 11-Feb-2007 3:50am  
Occassionally. If I have been reading something spooky or saw a scary movie recently which is common for me to do. The Sixth Sense had me nervous for a couple of weeks.
Liss
posted 11-Feb-2007 3:56am  
No. I much prefer being alone in the house to there being other people here.
LJD
posted 11-Feb-2007 4:16am  
At night, I'm very scared. I could never live alone.
bill
posted 11-Feb-2007 7:12am  
Mostly, I enjoy it. Sometimes, I feel lonely. Very rarely, I can get a little spooked (especially if it's dark and I hear a noise).

In general, I'm much more likely to be nervous when I'm not alone than when I'm alone.
they Survey Central Subscriber
(reply to Amanda) posted 11-Feb-2007 8:03am  
> Sometimes, I do. Lately, it's
> been worse. When I'm home
> alone (or after Caleb goes
> to bed), I'm in the habit
> of smoking a joint. I've started
> getting these very paranoid
> highs instead of the mellow
> ones. It's kinda freaky.

laughing out loud

Okay, so is it the pot?

Or is it because we're women, home alone with our children and feeling a little vulnerable.

Or is it both?

ROCKMAN
posted 11-Feb-2007 9:12am  
No, never.
Amanda
(reply to they) posted 11-Feb-2007 1:11pm  
Funny our answers were so much alike. Get out of my head, woman! laughing out loud

It's probably both. But, that sure as hell doesn't mean I'm giving up the pot!
they Survey Central Subscriber
(reply to Amanda) posted 11-Feb-2007 1:53pm  
We just decided this past week to stop smoking the pot.

I'll let you know how that goes.

I do it too much, I'm always tired and I'm gaining weight from the munchie effect.
mandy
posted 11-Feb-2007 2:50pm  
No. I enjoy it. I have been through so much real trauma and scary stuff in the last 2 years that "imagined" fears do not plague me anymore. I am kinda....fearless. I also think my strong faith and belief system guard against my mind going to a fearful place. I am very relaxed and unafraid.
Amanda
(reply to they) posted 11-Feb-2007 4:07pm  
Good luck with that!

I'm content to keep smoking. I went about 4 years without smoking, but I've found I'm a much happier person when I do. I don't do it that much...I don't think. Yeah, the munchie thing is the biggest downfall.
gazelda1
posted 11-Feb-2007 5:19pm  
not really
ElvisFan67 Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 11-Feb-2007 5:52pm  
Absolutely not. Actually I feel more comfortable--like I have more freedom and independence. smile
Zang
posted 12-Feb-2007 12:49am  
I rarely get "nervous" at all. I live alone. I'm always home alone. Why would I be nervous? Is the bogeyman gonna get me?!! raspberry
Zang
(reply to they) posted 12-Feb-2007 12:50am  
Trust me. It's the pot.
Zang
(reply to Enigma) posted 12-Feb-2007 12:51am  
> I remember the first times I was left home when
> I was a kid...

Zang: "Woo Hoo! What's in the liquor cabinet?!!" grin
they Survey Central Subscriber
(reply to Zang) posted 12-Feb-2007 7:52am  
I trust you. smile I know it's the pot. smile

Most of it is the pot.

But, when my friend died, I realized that almost anything is possible. It really opened the door to the possibility of something else really tragic happening here. I mean, you always think things WON'T happen to you. But if you absolutely know without a doubt that bad things can and will happen to you, it's hard not to sit around waiting for them.
Iseult
posted 12-Feb-2007 11:53am  
No. I wish I could be home alone more often.
Enheduanna Survey Central Subscriber
posted 12-Feb-2007 3:02pm  
Occasionally.
Zang
(reply to they) posted 12-Feb-2007 3:27pm  
That's why I stopped smoking the stuff, years ago. At first it was fun. After a while, I found that it just made me anxious. I kept thinking that there was something I should be doing. I couldn't even tell whether it was some small thing like doing the dishes or some major thing like looking for a new career. Just a nagging voice in my head.

I've always been a major believer in "social drug use", whether it be drinking or whatever. It's hard for me to rationalise doing drugs alone. My parents always frowned on drinking alone, so I guess it was part of my up-bringing. Also, before I started using drugs, I read the best non-judgmental authoritative literature I could get a hold of. The consensus seemed to be that taking drugs alone wasn't recommended.
Morrigan
posted 12-Feb-2007 5:02pm  
Yes, often. I live in a somewhat bad area so when I'm alone I'm usually a mess. My housing development has a police officer that sits in his car in the parking lot once in an while so that makes me feel better
jettles Survey Central Subscriber
posted 12-Feb-2007 5:03pm  
occasionally
Kristal_Rose
(reply to Zang) posted 13-Feb-2007 7:16am  
Sounds just like my experience. I read extensively to start wih. The one place I vary is that walking home alone after a social smoking situation can be a worthy mystical journey full of insights.
they Survey Central Subscriber
(reply to Zang) posted 13-Feb-2007 7:40am  
I read
> the best non-judgmental authoritative
> literature I could get a hold
> of. The consensus seemed to
> be that taking drugs alone
> wasn't recommended.

Who said that? Hunter Thompson? wink

I know that they always say that, but it's always been one of my favorite ME things. Getting high by myself has always been fun for me... In large crowds of people or even small parties where I'm not real close to everyone, smoking makes me more paranoid. When I'm by myself, it's usually just relaxing. Sometimes it gets to me though. I prefer it with just Ben and me alone.

I totally know what you mean about feeling like you need to do something. I think that's where eating and chain smoking comes in when I'm high. It's always good when you can get a big old buzz and get on a cleaning kick though.

My ex, who is completely disabled by panic disorder, has always felt that pot is what sent him over the edge. I don't really think so though... I think it might have allowed his anxieties to come out more and get ahold of him.

Zang
(reply to Kristal_Rose) posted 13-Feb-2007 5:13pm  
Yeah, I had some interesting experiences on LSD after an evening out with friends. Still not something I would recommend though...
Zang
(reply to they) posted 13-Feb-2007 5:21pm  
> Who said that? Hunter Thompson? wink

No. Timothy Leary and other writers. We're talking thirty years ago. My memory isn't that good.

Let's just say rules were made to be broken, or at least bent to suit the circumstances. Often it serves to remind us why the rule exists in the first place. I'm not saying you must stick to the rules, just that bearing them in mind can be helpful. smile
Kristal_Rose
(reply to Zang) posted 13-Feb-2007 7:18pm  
I haven't touched that sort of thing in 14 years, but I know what you mean. Even back then it was no more than yearly. I wouldn't try a halucinogen in any environment less controlled than at home or out in nature, though come to think of it that last time, though in nature (native sacred grounds) was also a reggae festival. Still, no dark foreign alleys.
Kristal_Rose
(reply to they) posted 13-Feb-2007 7:21pm  
Drinking is what I really don't care for alone. I just get the disabled inebriation without the festive recklessness.
Zang
(reply to Kristal_Rose) posted 13-Feb-2007 7:31pm  
It's been even longer for me.
they Survey Central Subscriber
(reply to Kristal_Rose) posted 13-Feb-2007 11:41pm  
> Drinking is what I really
> don't care for alone. I just
> get the disabled inebriation
> without the festive recklessness.


Well said. I don't like to drink alone either.. I wouldn't want to trip alone (although I stopped doing that about 10 years ago.... Pot is the only drug I'd do alone... and like I said, I prefer it alone. A nice morning alone with my coffee, my SC, and a doobie is quite relaxing.
kitti723
posted 20-Mar-2007 3:24pm  
Paranoia runs deep within me.
docgbrown
posted 26-Apr-2007 8:37pm  
Yes, considering 1. I have a neighbor who tells everybody he is eventually going to come over here and shoot everyone in this house. 2. I live in a high crime neighborhood. 3. My house, two cars and neighbors have all been recipients of drive by shootings. 4. My family is going two different family feuds. 5. Due to the status of one of my family members, all of my firearms are off property, at a friend's house.
kitkat
posted 15-May-2007 3:28am  
I live alone, unless you count my cats which are always present, so I'll say no.
darkshadowsseeker
posted 4-Jun-2007 2:53am  
I'm never really alone, Tilly is always here.
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 17-Dec-2017 8:37am  
I've lived alone for five years and almost never got nervous. There have been a handful of times where I've heard noises and had to go and investigate, but never where I seriously thought someone was in the house. I live in a semi-detached house. If I yelled for help, my neighbours would hear me. Likewise, when I hear noises, I usually (correctly) assume it's them.
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