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I Have a Fear of Getting Lost

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 60 People

    Never Got to Eat Lobster

    Husband and I tried to go to a portugese place and never got there. We could not find the place for about a half hour. I started to panic, couldn't breath and started to gag. After my horrible incident we gave up and left. My husband was so mad at me and could not understand why...
    lynn35 lynn35 31-35, F Dec 13, 2008

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    Getting Lost In The Mall

    One day i went to the mall with my brother and we went in JC Pennys and we both went up the escalator and he went down and i was scared to go down the escalator so i waited in tell he got down and i went down and i looked around and he wasn't there so i went and looked around JC...
    ownagefailownwin112317 ownagefailownwin112317 18-21, M Jan 27, 2012

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    Extreme Fear And Panic When Driving To New Places

    The title says it.  I got my driver's liscense when I was 16, but didn't get my own vehicle and really start driving untill I was 20.  I was so scared when I first started driving in town.  I managed to get over my fear of driving in my small town, but have never gotten past...
    gazingupwards gazingupwards 31-35, F 14 Responses Dec 27, 2011

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    This is an update to my story about fear of

    getting lost and where I am today. The answer was unexpected. I recently went to the doctor to see about actually taking meds for my ADD. I felt that even though I have managed my condition that current life circumstances made it harder, and I wanted to do well at a new job...
    gazingupwards gazingupwards 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 14, 2014

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    Over 40 Years

    When I was a little girl of about 11 my sisters and my mother and I spent 9 months living with my uncle and his family. One the first day of school when school was out I couldn't find my sister and cousins and ended up trying to walk home from school alone. It was a small town...
    blew1958 blew1958 51-55, F Jul 24, 2012

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    I've never been a north,

    south, east west person. Still can't tell and I never could figure out a map. Have had directional issues since I first started diving at 15. Always had to write down explicit instructions to anywhere otherwise I wouldn't go. I had anxiety amnesia 2 separate times in my 20's...
    Cinderfire Cinderfire 46-50, F 5 Responses Dec 17, 2013

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    I Hope Nav Will Help!

    I envy people who have a decent sense of direction.  I think everyone fears getting lost once in a while - but when I'm outside my geographic comfort zone - I'm terrified of getting lost!  It's less stressful when I'm walking - but driving?  Yikes!  Not only do I have do...
    iceblueaccent iceblueaccent 51-55, F Aug 4, 2011

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    School Poem; Imitation Poem: The Poison Tree, I Pity Thee

    Yeah this is just a poem I had to write for school. We had to imitate a poem of a certain writer and I chose the poem "The Poison Tree" written by William Blake. I had pity with people: my pity, it did eventually end, I was angry with society: I kept it in, and grow it did so...
    tigra139 tigra139 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 4, 2012

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    I Get Lost All the Time!

    I get lost all the time. I have a terrible sense of direction and have ever since I started driving, or at least that's when I noticed it. I can go somewhere 10 times and every time it's like the first. I get lost in malls! I hate going somewhere unfamiliar because it never...
    DharmaG DharmaG 46-50, F 5 Responses May 7, 2007

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    Frighten Little Mouse hidding in the shadow's

    Yes, i am afraid of getting lost and nobody (other than my hubby and my Shaklee Sponsor) know about this. A few months ago, i was contemplating joining the Art Instruction School. But i live in a very remote area. A few years back, i could not join because i could not go meet...
    SHould SHould 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 26, 2008

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    Lost In The Woods

    I developed an extreme fear of getting lost after getting lost while driving home one morning. I had dropped my husband off at his new job. He worked offshore and drove him to the dock to meet the boat he was going to be on. It was about 3 am and after the boat left the dock the...
    howsab howsab 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 6, 2012

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    A little over a year ago I decided to leave my home, my city and my province. I moved several provinces away. With only two suitcases. No job waiting. No place to move into...
    snowberry75 snowberry75 36-40, F 2 Responses 39 mins ago

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    "You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do." Eleanor...
    snowberry75 snowberry75 36-40, F 3 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    Stupid irrational fears mostly, some are just deep seated negative programming within myself that I have not been able to overcome. I feel there is no one I can tell how I really...
    Thisroad Thisroad 36-40, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    There is a reason why I find myself excuses to avoid relationships. Confidence and self-esteem go hand in hand and they are mostly essential for a successful relationship. I...
    Irwenzo Irwenzo 22-25, M 9 hrs ago

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    If everything on tv is a lie. Or a joke. And we are slaves. Why waste money on tv. And why waste time on tv. Or debating.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 1 day ago

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    bigger belly+bigger *** ;)
    deleted deleted 26-30 18 Responses Apr 9

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    Because of this I feel like I have no one to turn to for advice. I am not very girlie, I am a loner, and fear getting close to people
    NativeBoxerGirl NativeBoxerGirl 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I feel like two different people when it comes to showing emotions, online and face to face. The online me will open up and let you know what I feel easily. That's because I'm...
    shoreguyct shoreguyct 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    I'm a bit unsure of this one. I know for a fact I have Generalized Anxiety Disorder as I was professionally diagnosed when I was 10. But over the past 4 years, things have been...
    HazzaBoo HazzaBoo 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 19

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    It's a real shame. Drugs have caused hell for my life, alcohol and pills particularly. No, not me using them, I learned my lesson from the unfortunate hell that my mother went...
    themingowman themingowman 36-40, M Apr 7

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    Nothing is making sense. I can't believe what my reality has become. I can't believe what I am right now, even though I've always felt inside that I deserved better. I've been a...
    somniatorlupus somniatorlupus 18-21, M Apr 3

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    Ive learned getting lost in my thoughts helps enhance my third eye and if im in a boring situation like school I csn judt think my way into my inner mind
    Dissociator Dissociator 16-17, M Apr 20

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    Never fear, fear its self. The only thing stronger than fear is hope. If you have hope you will never have fear unless you want fear.
    Singingbutterfly Singingbutterfly 13-15, F Apr 4

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    it makes me sad. i easily thibk someone doesnt like me. i have fear of getting dumped. i was as a child
    energymustmove energymustmove 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 21

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    I never have feared death maybe my first experience with it might have helped. I was 9 years old my mothers God mother got me out of school She told me "Your Grandmothers sick your...
    wtf4dude wtf4dude 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    I never have feared death maybe my first experience with it might have helped. I was 9 years old my mothers God mother got me out of school She told me "Your Grandmothers sick your...
    wtf4dude wtf4dude 46-50, M Apr 3

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    i have fear for man dud to sexual abuse..bad trouma..so i usually really need time to trust them. But they just don't give me time..even if i explain what i've been through. And...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 24

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    Hi everyone, I'm sure my question/experience has been covered, so I will keep it short. I was on Yasmin for PMDD for many years. It worked great-any months without were uncertain...
    AMarieH84 AMarieH84 26-30 1 Response Apr 7

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    I honestly think I have this. I was diagnosed with ADD when I was 19. I'm on medication and while it helps with some things there are other things that are still difficult. I can't...
    preeez preeez 22-25 Apr 8

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    So, I have been getting more into crochet as a hobby. I wanted to make something more substantial. So, I thought why not a baby blanket? I found a pattern I could make in 3 hours...
    galaxygurl galaxygurl 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 19

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    My eating disorder was yesterday diagnosed as anorexia. I've fought against this horrible mental illness for half a year, which is way too long. I want to live a normal life again...
    ThatCrimson ThatCrimson 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 23

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    My partner is Diabetic, and recently I have told her how proud of her i have been about the healthy choices shes been making and how good she was doing so i have been getting her...
    SystemK SystemK 22-25, F Apr 25

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    I'm so sick of people not working for what they have or getting every ******* thing handed to them..
    ForeverKittenn ForeverKittenn 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Here I am... That is what I'm thinking now. When I look back I know I can be proud of what I overcame. But now I'm here... and the difference between then and now is that I do not...
    Paeka Paeka 18-21, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I swear I am getting so pissed off!!! Why is everyone getting hit by cars and not getting any justice!?!?!? Really why?!?! The guy who it my grandma hasn't gotten any changes and...
    xoxkrissyannxox xoxkrissyannxox 16-17, F 26 mins ago

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    I remember I was asigned to write about my worst fear in sheet of paper. I wrote that my biggest fear was fear itself. Imagine life where you can't do anything because your scared...
    SingingHeaven47 SingingHeaven47 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    I can't concentrate at work, because I have hots for this guy (presumably straight guy) I end up getting super frustrated with everyone in work because of this... I don't want to...
    RecycledEmotions RecycledEmotions 18-21, M 4 hrs ago

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    when people ask why I lost my faith I tell them because I lost my gf while trying to be a good brother to my dying sister.then they say so you will only have faith if you get...
    skykidx1 skykidx1 22-25, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I tread waters of insecurity fearing one day everything will come to end, will vanish, just disappear into the silence of night. You know very well you are the air I breathe yet my...
    winterfall winterfall 36-40 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I have every other weekend visitation with my DS toddler son and teenage daughter. Husband's divorce attorney wants limited/restricted contact as part of his divorce petition (my...
    KimberlyFrankly KimberlyFrankly 46-50, F 4 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Part three Necrophilia I eventually realised that I was just a delusional idiot who waisted their time ,money and passion on men who did not think of me more than a piece of trash...
    Powerlesss Powerlesss 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 24

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