Fear Phobia

Overcoming fear

Whenever I am home alone, I am terrified of coming inside and going in different rooms because I fear there is an intruder inside waiting. Nothing has ever happened, but it's just I have seen alot of true stories on television about it, I try to tell myself that it won't happen to me, I don't have any enemies, but I still cannot get over my fear. Any ideas to overcome this?

Well, im a Powerlifter at national level and I can say I would do the same at times funny as it may sound. But I always go back to when a specialist said to me that a deviate person hiding in the dark or room where ever it maybe is ten times more afraid of you especially if you confront them front on. So what I do now, I just go into the rooms and check under the bed or closet and check where ever you feel there could be someone. Be prepared for the worst, after there is know one there you can relax. Now, if anything happens, you just have to relax and go with the flow as one could have a gun or a knife. Carry a key between you fingers for hitting. Maybe you could take a few lessons in defense to give a little confidence as well. Fear is a big thing, but to beat it we must face it. Find more company to be with. Good luck

12 Responses

  1. RentHead Says:

    Make sure all your doors are locked and turn on every light.
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    Posted on December 24th, 2008 at 1:16 am

  2. nursesr4evr Says:

    Get a dog, maybe a chihuahua. They will bark at anything.
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    Posted on December 24th, 2008 at 2:02 am

  3. gotabedifferent Says:

    And in the day time do a one-time check the rooms.Keep the doors and windows locked.Keep reminding yourself no ones there.Quit watching tv,lol.
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    Posted on December 24th, 2008 at 2:52 am

  4. _scarlet_begonia Says:

    You could get a house alarm where every door and window is wired. It would cost $$$ upfront but make you feel safer. When I watch a lot of scary stuff I feel the same way. Why don't you avoid shows that increase your fears?

    You could also take a course in self-protection. Taking control of your fear can help you diminish it.
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    Posted on December 24th, 2008 at 3:25 am

  5. rae c Says:

    pray…sounds like a spiritual battle to me
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    Posted on December 24th, 2008 at 4:07 am

  6. a.ROSE Says:

    THIS IS SO TRUE FOR ME!! I usually wake up at night, or when I am home alone; I become very afraid. Usually I have my kitties with me so I feel safe because they have more sensitive hearing than I do, although I must say I can hallucinate at times. Best have a pet, they have the best 5 senses!
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    Posted on December 24th, 2008 at 4:31 am

  7. Kaska Says:

    You will not get over it. Best to keep a healthy fear of that. Don't let it consume your life.

    You can get an alarm system

    a dog even a small dog will alert you to danger.
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    Posted on December 24th, 2008 at 4:45 am

  8. Bethany Says:

    Its a valid fear! Close the doors and night even your room door, get a dead bolt, keep them locked, have a flashlight, slippers and a cell phone near your bed. Then you can rest assured that everything WILL be okay :)
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    Posted on December 24th, 2008 at 5:11 am

  9. FYRE & REIGN Says:

    Get a dog.

    Get a gun.

    It wouldn't hurt to pray, like the other person suggested, because it does sound kind of weird that, for no reason, you worry about intruders.

    I've lived alone most of my life after age 18. I have a dog and I have firearms. I don't worry about intruders and I'm not afraid to enter my own home. Of course, I live in a pretty safe neighborhood and keep the yard lit when I'm not home so it'd be harder for someone to break in and wait for me. I have good locks on my doors. I don't take foolish chances.
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    Posted on December 24th, 2008 at 5:38 am

  10. Robbie Says:

    Well, im a Powerlifter at national level and I can say I would do the same at times funny as it may sound. But I always go back to when a specialist said to me that a deviate person hiding in the dark or room where ever it maybe is ten times more afraid of you especially if you confront them front on. So what I do now, I just go into the rooms and check under the bed or closet and check where ever you feel there could be someone. Be prepared for the worst, after there is know one there you can relax. Now, if anything happens, you just have to relax and go with the flow as one could have a gun or a knife. Carry a key between you fingers for hitting. Maybe you could take a few lessons in defense to give a little confidence as well. Fear is a big thing, but to beat it we must face it. Find more company to be with. Good luck
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    Posted on December 24th, 2008 at 6:17 am

  11. BearWhoWalksLikeaMan Says:

    First of all you watch too much TV … tryreading some good books for a change…. Nothing to fear if you have done the following… Locked all outside windows and doors. Slideinf doors and windows.. go to hardware store and get some .5o inch wooden dowels. Cut to length to fit in slide tray.. Make sure doors have a good lock in good repair and a sturdy chain. That takes care of the physical security. Entering darkrooms scare you buy some cheap nightlights that tun on at dark (saves electric). Still scared get the biggest meanest dog you can. Baring all that you may need to a professional for some help to over come your fears…
    But being careful about windows and blinds being open.. doors secured.. Don't list you first name in phonebook. If you live in a big city apt building have the manager keep the foyer lights in repair and outside door secure and make sure it closed behind you.
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    Posted on December 24th, 2008 at 7:01 am

  12. Joey Bagadonuts Says:

    Get some training and the proper license or permit…know the laws………then buy a handgun and practice with it at the range.
    Then prepare yourself mentally to use deadly force if the occasion should require it.

    NO ONE should have to live in fear inside their own home
    And NO ONE should ever be put in a position where they are at the mercy of an intruder…..a possible rapist and murderer.

    By the time that you realize that someone has broken into your house….and then you call 911….and the dispatcher takes your info and then dispatches a police car…..and by the time the police arrive….you and your family could all be dead.

    A persons home is their castle…..you have the right to defend the lives of you and your family AND your property (in many states).

    For those people who say…."I could never shoot anyone"…..Great. DO NOT get a gun. To each his own. Just allow ME my constitutional right to defend my life.

    One more thing….take all the proper precautions regarding gun safety, transporting and storing weapons, and safe range practices. Keep the guns away from kids and remember…NO booze/drugs while you're handling weapons.

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    26+ years as a cop in Jersey.

    Posted on December 24th, 2008 at 7:28 am

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