Have I ever been genuinely afraid for my physical safety? Yes, I have, in more ways than one to the point I feel like I have to always keep watch over myself. Life can make you feel like that at times, especially when you suffer behind not only verbal and mental abuse but physical as well in the past.
You want to do whatever you can to avoid situations like that, but most importantly the people who are out to cause harm.
So yes, I might always be afraid for my physical safety because there were times when I didn’t feel safe. It has been for years because I felt like I couldn’t trust the ones I was around.
I have learned to prepare myself for the what ifs. And to be careful about certain areas and people.