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everyone thinks the danger lies in the potential hazards that can befall a single woman walking to her car at night

what they don't tell you is that the TRUE violence is heading home to a place where there is no one to worry about whether or not you got there safely
Or heading to a home where she has to walk past her rapist's front door to get to her own - and there's no guarantee that he will leave her alone tonight.
foldedunfolding · 36-40, FVIP
@HootyTheNightOwl i hope this isnt your existence 😪
@foldedunfolding It was nearly 20 years ago...

He eventually left town after leaving me a note.
That’s a sad notion…🥺
@foldedunfolding Aww…I wanna give you a huge hug!🥺

Loneliness is a thing…

My longest stretch of being truly alone was only like a year and a half. But I have one coworker who is my age and single, never been married, no kids and immediate family are all out of town. Super nice and friendly guy. A funny guy too. Probably as recent as 5 years ago, he was actively getting himself “out there”, dating, socializing. But that eventually slowed and he’s become more intro. He’s not quite reclusive yet…like he enjoys hosting friends for dinner and stuff but he now values his own time a lot more, doing stuff like gardening or cooking or making furniture. He seems at peace with the fact that he is alone but there’s always a hint of sadness and loneliness. And at this point, I don’t think he’ll find anyone.

I always think if I never made a family of my own, I probably would have turned out exactly like him.

Sorry for this random thought…but your post made me think of him
foldedunfolding · 36-40, FVIP
foldedunfolding · 36-40, FVIP
@foldedunfolding sorry hun, i didnt mean to make you sad
Justferfuun1 · 36-40, M
That's very insightful. Sad as hell but very important to bring to the fore.
BLP11520 · 61-69, M
A gun is a woman’s friend
Nitedoc · 51-55, M
@BLP11520 And a great equalizer.
novaguy2u · 70-79, M
Sad but true.
smiler2012 · 56-60
@foldedunfolding 😞yes a very state of affairs in today society when a woman cannot about her business without fearing danger round evey corner
Nitedoc · 51-55, M
@smiler2012 True, but it's been that way throughout history.
Blondily · F
That second part is sad. I was thinking in that scenario, having a pet would be comforting.
Nitedoc · 51-55, M
Probably so.

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