(Closed) Home alone at night!

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Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Nope.  Maybe leave the tv on or the radio if that would help.  

 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Yes! Once or twice a month Fiance has to be on call and sometimes does not get home until 1 or 2am. I try to keep busy by playing videogames or watching TV, anything to keep my mind occupied. If I’m not busy I get freaked out. I also have a buddybar on the door, a boxer, and a violent cat to help reassure me, though. (Little cat would probably just run.)

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Yes! SO used to work the grave yard shift when we first moved in so that took some adjusting to. It’s definitely gotten easier, I actually enjoy having SOME evenings to mysefl where I can just be lazy and watch all the chick flicks I want. He rarely works those hours now so he’s home more often but it’s been a while since the last time he worked those hours it takes some getting used to again. Having the cats really helps too. Oh and make sure not to watch anything scary right before bed that used to get me all the time.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@LaCroix:  LOL violent cat. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@LadyX:  I didn’t realize just how protective and angry he was until we got the dog. If someone breaks in the cat will get to him first guaranteed, LOL.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My husband is gone from 3PM – 7AM two or three times a week. I don’t really mind being alone–in fact, I think it’s nice to have some “freedom” to do, eat, watch what I want–but I hate when it’s time for bed! It didn’t used to bother me until my in-laws’ home was broken into last year, and ever since then, I’ve had some anxiety and trouble sleeping. We installed a lot of security stuff on our house for my peace of mind, but I can’t go to bed without the laptop or iPad with a movie on to distract me from thinking too much!

I didn’t think about it until now, but I also feel better since we got a second dog. I tell myself that until I hear both of them go crazy, I know I’m safe. 🙂

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@lybarra:  Yes, yes and yes. I eat whatever I feel like eating and not worry oh what does he want to eat. And having control of the tv is nice. I love my SO but sometimes his commentary during my shows is dare I say it…annoying?

But definitely nothing scary before bed. I’m reading Taking Charge of Your Fertility at the moment so if he doesn have one of those funky shifts I usually end up falling asleep to thinking about WTH is going on in my body during menstruation lol. 

Oh and sometimes I call up a friend or my sister right before bed and just chat it up that would usually get my mind off of spooky things. Don’t worry it’ll get easier!

@LaCroix:  That’s so funny. I just told my SO about your cat and he laughed and then stopped and said wait that’s kind of scary lol. Maybe I should adopt one of those mean cats from where I used to volunteer, they were nice to the volunteers they knew but anyone new to them they weren’t so nice lol. 

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

@lybarra:  I spend two nights a week alone and always have.  I usually leave the tv on as long as I’m awake and then just go to bed and fall asleep fast enough that I don’t notice any noises. Although we live in an apartment so I’m also kind of used to people noise.  My only scary time is when I come out of the shower. It’s ridiculous but I totally have a fear of someone sneaking in while I’m on there and then just BEING in my house unnoticed. 

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m alone 3 nights a week due to Darling Husband travelling for work.  It’s never really bothered me though.  I check the locks so I know the house is locked up.  That combned with the fact our dog would let me know the second someone broke in (before running to meet said person and trying to get the intruder to play with her – not completely a good gaurd dog), it doesn’t worry me.

Would your Fiance consider getting a security system installed or something?  Would that make you feel more safe?

Post # 13
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Helper bee

@lybarra:  Me! It’s terrible, I have to leave the house and sleep at my sisters…I just got back this morning from 2 nights of being alone!!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2024

I have always hated being home alone, it scares me for unknown reasons. I used to do a sweep of the house (while it was light out) to make sure nobody/nothing was lurking in the basement, garage or spare rooms, then I would double lock all the doors and windows and close blinds/curtains etc. I know it’s extreme but I would feel better knowing that nobody is in there, everything is locked, nobody can peek in windows and I’m safe and I slept better knowing that. I also left the tv on and a few random lights so people would think someone else was home … kind of like that scene in Home Alone…

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

When I lived in my apartment I was fine, but now that we have a 5 bedroom house you bet your little fanny I get scared….I told the hubbie, I needed a dog to keep me company on nights he won’t be home….

 

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