Post # 1
Darling Husband is out of town for a week visiting some old friends and I have to go back to work tonight 🙁
I dont mind being home alone, but I HATE coming home at night time alone. its sooo scary!!!! we dont live around anyone else so its like totally isolated. UGH!
Guess ill be packing extra mace, wasp spray and leaving the lights on when I leave haha!
Does anyone else have to deal with this?
what do you do to feel safer when you re enter the house?
Post # 3
I find leaving lights on helps a lot. And sometimes I leave the radio on in the background, so when I walk into the house I’m not walking into silence.
Post # 4
I’m regularly home alone, as Fiance is a pilot. I leave the bathroom light on at night and also leave on the entryway light. I also leave the TV on for some noise.
Post # 5
i know what you mean! my fiance is in the national guard and he has to be gone sometimes (three weeks this time). We just moved to a new house and it is scary! I think i hear people at night in the house sometimes. Luckily me and my fiance have a rottwieler. this helps me a lot sometimes I will tell him to go look and he walks the prerimiter of the house 🙂 lol
Post # 6
I always leave lights on when I leave at night and return alone, and then once I’m home I usually immediately turn the TV on so I don’t feel as alone.
Post # 7
Maybe I’m weird, but it doesn’t bother me. Darling Husband has been away at a conference the last three nights, and I never feel scared coming home.
Post # 8
I grew up in the middle of nowhere so it’s the noises that scare me more than silence. If I can hear little noises (like house creaking) I either put in ear plugs or turn on music, but it has to be loud so if I’m sleeping it’s normally earplugs.
Post # 9
I use to be! Then I had to get over it I’m regurarly home along as well as my Boyfriend or Best Friend is a cop and works night shift. He’s only at home with me 2 nights out of the week..! It helps to have our puppies in the house though because they always bark if anything comes close to the house…
I would suggest getting a dog! They do a great job at sleeping right by the door and sniffing out any sounds they hear. And they’re cute and fluffy.
Post # 10
Sometimes it bothers me to come home alone. Usually if it’s late, I go in another door that has a street light shining right on it, which makes me feel safer. If it’s a night where I get a little more freaked out, I just run in really fast and close the door!!
Post # 11
I had an apartment before I got married and was used to being a single gal, so I’m ok with being alone at night now. Keeping the tv on helps, and I make sure I have the phone near me.
Post # 12
I have this friend who used to live alone, and she would always keep the TV on all day long, and leave the house saying, “Bye! I’ll see you later!” so people thought she was with someone else. When she re-entered her apartment, she would say really loud, “Hi Jake! (She named him Jake) I missed you so much!” She swore it helped. But then again, she always did it, so she has nothing to compare her experience with.
Post # 13
I should clarify lol It doesnt bother me to be home alone, or stay alone for weeks at a time. Its just scary to be gone ALL day then come home at NIGHT. Im just a weirdo. I dont have anything to be afraid of. I have a CCL , a German Shepherd, etc. I just watch way too much crime tv lmao. Ill leave every door open, pull the shower curtains back before I leave. Turn the lights on etc… HAHA!
Post # 14
I HATE being home alone with a passion (watched a tad too many CSI epsiodes) and always leave the telly on if I’m going out…
@StuporDuck: Haha that’s actually a pretty good idea! I am so gonna start doing this when I’m home alone!
Post # 15
my fiance travels regularly for work, so i end up being home alone a lot. we currently live in an apartment building with a secure entrance, so it doesn’t worry me very much.
i know that once we move into a house i’m going to be so nervous being alone, though! i feel for you ladies!