Feel Like I Have No Privacy

@MoonGypsy (4613)
United States
April 25, 2012 10:11pm CST
do any of you have a lock on your room door. i don't, at least not yet. until then my kids and everyone else can come in and out as they please no matter how much they know i feel bad about it. having no privacy is one of the most killing things to the spirit, don't you think?
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@sid556 (31003)
• United States
26 Apr 12
Yes..privacy is important. How old are your kids? I taught mine very early on to always knock before opening a closed door and they just always have. I gave them that same privacy as well. I do know how you feel because my biggest problem was always in finding the time to have a little privacy to begin with. With 4 of them plus the grandkids, it just wasn't easy to find any time at all. My girls were all spread out in ages so it was an on-going saga. It kind of still is only not quite as crazy as it once was.
@MoonGypsy (4613)
• United States
29 Apr 12
my kids are 13, and 9 going on 8. my daughter has the problem of just going into my room, not really my son. i taught them both the same thing. my son just grew out of just coming into my room without asking. maybe it's just an age thing sometimes. i don't know.
@sid556 (31003)
• United States
30 Apr 12
now that you mention it, I kind of do recall my kids just walking in on me in the bathroom to tell me something they deemed important or just to grab something or other. It is an age thing, I think.
@MoonGypsy (4613)
• United States
30 Apr 12
i just can't wait until they get past that stage. i can't wait to start going to the bathroom by myself again. lol. sometimes i feel like telling them that i am already potty trained..
@almond24 (1250)
• Hungary
26 Apr 12
I almost never had my own room, except for a total of one year or so. I need privacy and I need to be alone sometimes, otherwise I go crazy. When I want to be alone I just go for a walk, having no better solution. I agree that having no privacy is very bad, it makes me feel frustrated.
@MoonGypsy (4613)
• United States
29 Apr 12
i never had my own room growing up either. this is why it's so important to me to have my own space now. you must be an aquarius, like me. we need our privacy sometimes. that's just the way it is. no offense to anyone.
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@almond24 (1250)
• Hungary
30 Apr 12
I'm a leo, but the two signs have a lot in common. Especially when it comes to freedom and privacy. I don't feel like myself without them.
@MoonGypsy (4613)
• United States
30 Apr 12
well yes, see. you are the king/queen of the jungle. sometimes you have to just enjoy your throne. i understand.
@Dominique25 (9475)
• United States
26 Apr 12
I hope that you are able to get a lock on your daughter. I think that it would be nice to have a lock on the door especially when our kids are older. We do need our privacy. In fact our bedroom is an opened type of room upstairs. We have a door for the upstairs but our bedroom doesn't have a door. When our daughter gets older we will see about that if we are still living here. But I prefer to have a lock on a room door.
@MoonGypsy (4613)
• United States
29 Apr 12
i knew it. when i was a kid, i was not allowed to just barge into my parents rooms unless with permission. then again, my parents are not from the u.s.
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• United States
20 May 12
Yeah everyone needs their privacy. It's something that we all appreciate and we like it when others respect our privacy. I hope that perhaps you know have a lock on your door. That way people have to knock.
@WakeUpKitty (8706)
• Netherlands
27 Apr 12
I have kind of but no key :-( I know exactly what you mean it kills me too I have no privacy at all. I try to teach my kids now they are big enough not to stand behind the toilet door, bathroom door or come into my bedroom whenever they like (I respect their rooms etc). Somehow it seems to be a habit of everybody I have no privacy am always available. I need privacy too so decided to go to my bedroom earlier to have some. I completely agree with you that no privacy is killing the spirit. And I really hate those men who say women don't need privacy they love to have their husband and kids around them whole time (but they do need privacy so need their own friends, shed, ceiling, hobby, etc). Men you are sooo wrong! I lately read: the only women who are happy to see their husbands at home are those who make soup (fits overhere if you see the soup commercials).
• United States
26 Apr 12
bI don't have a lock on m door either. But,I am sleeping in the living room everynight so no one needs me in m room. I go in there to get stuff or walk on the treadmill. My daughter does not need anthing either.
@MoonGypsy (4613)
• United States
29 Apr 12
i guess if you sleep in your living room, then that's different. when i am in my room, i don't like anyone else in it but my bf. when i have family over, then everyone hangs out in my room. i don't like that.