H is going to rehab here in a couple weeks and I'll be alone for awhile - I know he can get up to 60 days inpatient with his insurance and he may need every bit of it. I had ADT installed a few weeks ago but I'm still paranoid and wondering how you choose to protect yourself, whether you have a partner to help you or not.
For the record, I did live alone for several years before moving in with my husband but one apartment was in a well-lit, police-patrolled apartment complex and I was on the 2nd floor so I felt pretty safe. The other apartment was a MIL/carriage house type thing in my friend's backyard so I wouldn't have been the main target to a potential intruder (if they noticed my tiny 400 sq. ft studio apartment at all).
I have a very strong fear and paranoia about intruders - too much true crime TV as a child and Criminal Minds as an adult, probably. Sleeping alone without H is going to be very difficult for me. I am borrowing a TV to put in the bedroom so I can hopefully feel at ease once in bed.
H has many firearms but I don't know how to use them and wouldn't feel comfortable doing so for self defense, even if I did know how. I wanted to adopt a dog but H said he wanted to be involved in getting it trained and have it be acclimated to him from day one, a totally reasonable request. So I asked for suggestions on facebook and got the baseball bat/tire iron/golf club recommendation as well as wasp spray (from my grandma, no less!). Just wondering what your experience and recommendations are!
EDIT - the 2nd to last poll option should say "Two or more," not one or more. Sorry. *dunce hat*
Living alone - self defense 53 votes
Baseball bat/other blunt object
Self defense training (martial arts, etc.)