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I Have a Fear of Getting Lost

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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 41-45, F 5 Responses Dec 17, 2013

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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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    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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    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 13 Responses Dec 27, 2011

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    Blondie1978 Blondie1978 36-40, F 4 Responses Sep 25

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    I often wake up, realize my life sucks and have no good reason to get out of bed, and try to get right back sleep. I like dreaming too much, but at last my dreams are enjoyable.
    williamM92 williamM92 22-25, M Sep 23

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    Hi... This is not easy... :/ Well... I have fear of bonding/going for a relationship. I'm kind of the forever doubting type of person... It's not hard to know were it came from...
    Paeka Paeka 18-21, F Sep 21

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    Having everything materially and adoration and all the attention when I was younger and losing all those love when I got older and have mental illness. Lost all the motivation and...
    Concerto Concerto 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 8

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    I became controlled by my partner, an had no control over my life. So I decided to control my weight an lost so much I ended up in hospital, a few years ago an had a mini hart...
    10hayleigh85 10hayleigh85 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I started pulling when I was about 9 yrs old, I think I started doing it because I was put in a stressful situation. I remember the day a friend of mine noticed my eyelashes at...
    TPLove TPLove 18-21, F Sep 25

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    Well it's been 6 months with 10.5 to go. It hasn't been easy but we are becoming stronger together everyday. I miss him so much. I'm lucky to have him close by. We talk almost...
    DeniseMarie72 DeniseMarie72 41-45, F 1 day ago

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    I never normally comment on these threads i just read and try to diagnose myself like any other person. But reading your story has helped to know im not the only one. I am 20 years...
    JClaridg1 JClaridg1 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'm 19 and I first started pulling my eyelashes when I was in 8th grade. At first it wasn't too bad. I would stand in the mirror and pull my eyelashes but was able to stop once...
    alisonw23 alisonw23 18-21, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Qur’an:8:39 And fight them until there is no fitnah and [until] the religion, all of it, is for Allah . And if they cease - then indeed, Allah is Seeing of what they do” Qur...
    Cloderific Cloderific 41-45, F Oct 1

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    Last month I lost a good friend but before he passed he told me that on his headstone is two dates. He wants to be remembered for the dash in between them. He had a heart bigger...
    Dora922 Dora922 31-35, T 2 hrs ago

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    As I watch my dream car, the Audi R8, drive by I begin to automatically tell myself ill buy it one day. I snort as i think about it. Is that what i really want? I should apparently...
    TheKingWizard TheKingWizard 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 12

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    My boyfriend cheated? We've been together for almost 2,5 years now, still are. One evening this summer he'd left his computer on when he left for work. I had a headache when I...
    Greentics Greentics 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 7

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    I'm admitting now I have cross dressed in the past and purged in fear of getting caught my last purge was when I had lost my job and pretty much lost every thing in my life house...
    jkkarl jkkarl 51-55 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    So me and my wife have been together for 13 years. We tried to have a baby rite off the bat. When we couldn't we kinda pulled away from each other.Two weeks before our 1st year...
    Mindlabyrinth Mindlabyrinth 41-45, M 1 hr ago

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    Fear is an emotional response to a perceived threat. There are two kinds of fears: internal fears and external fears. If it’s internal fears which don’t base on reality nor...
    ChicaAudaz ChicaAudaz 18-21, F Oct 3

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    Hello. My name is Brittany and I am 16 years old. I have suffered with anxiety for as long as I can remember, but I was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder at the age of 5...
    holdon45 holdon45 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    This was the conversation at the dinner table before saying grace.She asked, "Do you think dad doesn't really care for us anymore?"He responded candidly, "I guess. No text. No...
    4BlackForest 4BlackForest 36-40, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    It was this past summer. I had really liked this guy, maybe even loved and I was hopelessly head over heels for him. He was my neighbor (he lived around the block ) and we had met...
    nicolamariee nicolamariee 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 6

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    At first it started out by eating too much and then throwing up because it was uncomfortable. I thought it was my body's way of saying I was too fat and needed to be bulimic. Life...
    heatherrrbee heatherrrbee 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    Why? Not fair.. I have no right... You are just digging yourself in a bigger hole...
    Mikey022 Mikey022 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    It just annoys me that nearly all my friends(the rest having Xbox 360s) has a PS3. I wouldn't mind getting a PS4, but a PS3 would be good.
    T3chmupp3t T3chmupp3t 18-21, M 1 hr ago

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    And myself. All of it. I don't want to act. Or to step up to the plate and "become" something. I just want to chill out. And be whatever I am. I feel detached from everything...
    brushfirefairytales brushfirefairytales 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 21

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    I Am Getting Bored Of Humanity And myself. All of it. I don't want to act. Or to step up to the plate and "become" something. I just want to chill out. And be whatever I am. I feel...
    brushfirefairytales brushfirefairytales 26-30, F Sep 21

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    Why fear? The stuff of my very being is matter...ever changing, ever moving, but never lost. So what need of denominations and creeds to deny myself the comfort of all my fellows...
    InfinitePossibilities01 InfinitePossibilities01 18-21, F Sep 29

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    I'm 21 years old and live with my father and his wife for a while now. (All my teen years and now ) I respect them a lot. I wish my dad was a little easier on the yelling and...
    Theworldisminenow Theworldisminenow 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 9

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    Becoming a failure... I had always thought I will have a good paying job with a house living somewhere nice.. My Greatest fear is ended up like my dad. He is a hard working father...
    PetiteChica PetiteChica 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 10

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    Idk if that's good or bad. There are still things I fear of course but I'm not afraid of a lot of huge things that I was previously. I simple dont give a **** and idk why, it just...
    Makavelli824 Makavelli824 16-17, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Let's see here. I am a first time mom, my son is a little over a month old. Where my husband and I live I have no friends and family lives over 2 hours away. I am so sleep deprived...
    felicia26 felicia26 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Part 2. Patience. Another version of listening. Or vice versa. Why impatient ???? Lonely. Fearful. Leaking hope. Hope Pushed out of me by disgust. And fear...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Sep 23

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    Years ago I met a girl. A wonderful woman who brought out the best of me. have never felt more free to be me.... no judgment, no fear, no hesitation of any kind. we danced in...
    FrankWhite223 FrankWhite223 31-35 Sep 26

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    I suffer alone, carelessly destroyed by love. This world a passing enigma I must endure until death steals my heart. This wasn’t how I imagined my life to end, but end it has...
    ProfessorDrew ProfessorDrew 51-55, M Oct 12

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    I suffer alone, carelessly destroyed by love. This world a passing enigma I must endure until death steals my heart. This wasn’t how I imagined my life to end, but end it has...
    ProfessorDrew ProfessorDrew 51-55, M 2 Responses Oct 12

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    Very much so. I mean there was years I couldn't look in a mirror without crying. I really don't like myself. There's only a cple of things about myself I really like but other than...
    lostwithin25 lostwithin25 22-25, F Sep 28

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    I am a Misophone with Asperger's Syndrome, Avoidant Personality Disorder, and Gender Dysphoria. These three conditions in combination make my life a living hell to live, but I try...
    DestinyEvelyn DestinyEvelyn 18-21, T Oct 7

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    I've always suffered from anxiety and thoughts and worries that would pop into my head at random. They used to revolve around disease or paranormal/religious thoughts, and even...
    Patronusmagic Patronusmagic 18-21, F Oct 8

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