I Don't Understand People Who Don't Come Out Of Their Houses

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    It's Not Your Fault You Don't Understand.

    There is a mental illness, in which I have been cursed with, that no one really understands.  Instead, there is so much ignorance surrounding agoraphobia.  If I said I had cancer, you'd all be crying and feeling bad.  When I say I have agoraphobia, people...
    BellasHappyPlace BellasHappyPlace
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Dec 25, 2009

    Why Only Exist When Humans Are Meant To Live!

    my dad and my dad's mom are that way, they don't come out of the house unless they need to go to the store to get something. They don't seem to have much of a life, and it hurts me deeply. They NEED to get out of the house. I feel like I'm the one...
    wack1985 wack1985
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Nov 16, 2009

    It Is Just A Fear

    itis a fear the growns inside of them something has happenedor some one has said soemthingin many cause or it is just all the open space that brings fear
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2
    61-65, M
    Oct 8, 2011

    My Roomates Are So Jobless Bums Who Never Leave And Smoke Far To Much Weed

    My roommates are jealous of my active lifestyle, they never leave our apartment, they sit at home all day and not doing a single thing except smoke weed and *****. YET they have the nerve to constantly judge others. They would love to believe that they  are above ...
    carlena carlena
    18-21, F
    Feb 16, 2010

    I Know, Right?

     There's this lady that lives like right by my grandma, and she NEVER leaves her house and NEVER turns her lights on. It's always pitch black, very weird looking and unwelcoming. I heard that she lost her son a few years back, and has never turned the lights on since. I can...
    Shopaholikk77 Shopaholikk77
    18-21, F
    Dec 25, 2009
    Thought1 Thought1
    2 Responses Dec 24, 2009

    My Wife

    Well, I've just joined up under somewhat false pretenses.  It's not me who shares your feelings about leaving the house, but my wife.  Her psychologist has called it "social phobia."  My wife wants me to make all telephone calls for her so she doesn't...
    Zotz123 Zotz123
    70+, M
    1 Response Jan 24, 2010

    But That's Me

    It's an irrational fear that is just there inside, and i know no one is going to hurt me or nothing bad is likely to happen. But I have a scared feeling of going out and being around people. It sucks.
    deleted deleted
    Nov 15, 2009

    Especially Now

    I can understand that this is a mental illness that makes people scared of leaving their home but I just could not stay in my home for an extended period of time. I love being out in nature or just sitting on the deck if nothing else with my laptop.  I sit there and watch my...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    46-50, F
    Nov 26, 2009
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