I’ve always had a few consistent irrational, yet not completely impossible fears that would plague me at night. The most troubling has been worrying about someone breaking into our house at night and torturing us. The movie The Strangers is pretty much my worst fear.
Fish and I used to go to bed together at the same time and as long as he was somewhat awake when I fell asleep I’d be able to calm down enough to fall asleep. Usually, he’d have to reassure me a few times and then check the house for me before I could relax. Poor Fish.
For the past week Fish has decided to go to bed earlier while I stay up for another hour or two to work. By the time I go to bed he’s sound asleep and I lay in bed freaking out. Now, I worry about more and more things. It’s getting really bad. I worry about the possible break in, the kids getting seriously ill, me getting seriously ill, an apocalypse, you name it. I need to figure out a way to calm down and get some sleep. HELP.
Edited to Add: My mom tells me to say a prayer before bed every night, but that isn’t cutting it.