Originally Posted by inneedofsomething
I'm only short, about 5'3", I'm not very strong physically, or emotionally, really.
Most men are taller than me, most men are stronger than me. I'm an easy target. Easy prey. They could easily overpower me and do what they want to me.
I often feel the same. That's why I prefer people to be within 4-6 inches of my height. I don't like it when people dwarf me, or when they are so large that I wouldn't have a chance if they turned against me. ._.
I'm afraid of being beaten, I'm afraid of being raped, I'm afraid of being taken advantage of, I'm afraid of letting myself fall into an abusive relationship. This even stops me from going out on weekends with friends or walking by myself at night because I'm so afraid of getting a man's attention.
Have you ever taken self-defense courses? You could also carry a taser or pepper spray. Also, if you're going out in groups of friends, then you really should be pretty safe. There's power in numbers, and most criminals aren't going to take a chance with a group of girls who could run away and get help quickly.
I don't like being touched, I only let a few people hug me and be playful with me. I'm a very sensitive person, in all senses of the word.
I don't like being touched, either. I don't even like doctors touching me. It just makes me feel really uncomfortable.
I'm afraid that if I do fall into a relationship that he's not going to cope with me and my 'Aspieness' and he's going to lash out.
Eh, I also fear that my general annoying-ness will cause people to be angry at me, and I don't really cope well when people are angry with me. ._.
There are men who have malicious intentions and I'm afraid of letting them hurt me. People change, they can be kind and gentle, but then become ruthless, cold, abusive. I'm afraid of that.
I personally feel that I'm naive, and that there's a great potential that I'm completely wrong about someone's personality. So, I think it's always better to stay on the safe side.
I know there are wonderful, amazing men out there, but even then, I'd be weary of them too.
I feel that everyone can have some malicious intent.
Please forgive me is this is a jumbled mess, I don't feel I've explained myself like I wanted. But I didn't get to sleep until 7:00am this morning, I'm a bit out of it. :P
I'm sorry if my response is a jumbled mess. I've been awake all day.
But can anybody help?
My only advice is: always have a trusted friend with you, take a self defense class, and carry pepper spray.