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I Have a Fear of Getting Lost

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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...
    howsab howsab 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 6, 2012

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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...
    tigra139 tigra139 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 4, 2012

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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...
    SHould SHould 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 26, 2008

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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...
    Cinderfire Cinderfire 41-45, F 5 Responses Dec 17, 2013

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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...
    DharmaG DharmaG 46-50, F 5 Responses May 7, 2007

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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...
    blew1958 blew1958 51-55, F Jul 24, 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...
    iceblueaccent iceblueaccent 51-55, F Aug 4, 2011

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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...
    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...
    ownagefailownwin112317 ownagefailownwin112317 18-21, M Jan 27, 2012

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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...
    gazingupwards gazingupwards 26-30, F 2 days ago

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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...
    gazingupwards gazingupwards 26-30, F 6 Responses Dec 27, 2011

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    I like the idea of just blending in with the world and being alone and yet surrounded by people. It's calming. Wondering about not knowing where you except that your there. It's...
    GwynnB GwynnB 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I love just looking at the sky and getting lost in my mind
    ajgotskillx ajgotskillx 16-17, M 4 days ago

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    It's like being lost is where I am perfectly at peace. I love to travel and forget where I am;forget who I am. When there is no tomarrow and yesterday never happened. No true...
    rrevetahw rrevetahw 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    I'm sure most, or some people have had a long lost lover in the past who they've had to let go in order to make them and happy and yourself happy, logically to make it work. It...
    gongetit121 gongetit121 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    I have a music exam tomorrow and I can't even seem to motivate myself to study for it. I used to be motivated but with recent events I'm just not all there mentally.
    imlostinthis imlostinthis 22-25, M Mar 24

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    I love sitting on my couch... Eyes closed, sensual music playing in the background... Breath in the alluring, relaxing smoke of the soothing joint... And taking off.... To so many...
    Wiltingflower Wiltingflower 36-40, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    My experience only really happened when I was in kindergarten. My friends name was Alonte. The other kids wouldn't play with him because they said he looked weird due to the...
    LeoLove0803 LeoLove0803 16-17, F Mar 30

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    Good morning, I have no idea where to start. I have four children one is almost 21 and moved out of the house and I now have three teen age kids at home. My daughter 14 no problems...
    therockdog therockdog 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    Okay. I've been to a psychologist who told me I don't have a split personality, but do have a mild dissociative disorder. In other words I get a brain freeze where I absolutely can...
    syntheticrhyme syntheticrhyme 41-45, F Mar 31

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    Well, if you want to get technical, I still am. I'm still in and out of a few of the shelters in my area. However, I know this is a temporary situation that was meant to teach me...
    Mariposa85 Mariposa85 26-30, F Apr 8

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    hi every one, i was so desperate that i decided to share my story here with u,tnx for reading. i am 24 ,married.my husband was my classmate n we married after we" fell in love...
    fereni fereni 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I am 20 years old. Four nights ago, I made the biggest mistake of my life, and I can't even remember it happening. I went to a party with the intention of spending the night...
    lostnalone93 lostnalone93 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Please someone take their time to read this, I feel like a lot of people can relate to this. I put a lot of thought into this. It sucks when you're ignored by the person whose...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 1

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    It sucks when you're ignored by the person whose attention is the only thing you want in the world. Ever since this girl first walked into our school, I couldn’t take my eyes...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 1

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    Please somebody out there please read this...it would mean so much. It sucks when you're ignored by the person whose attention is the only thing you want in the world. Ever...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 1

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    It sucks when you're ignored by the person whose attention is the only thing you want in the world. Ever since this girl first walked into our school, I couldn’t take my eyes...
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    It sucks when you're ignored by the person whose attention is the only thing you want in the world. Ever since this girl first walked into our school, I couldn’t take my eyes...
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    It sucks when you're ignored by the person whose attention is the only thing you want in the world. Ever since this girl first walked into our school, I couldn’t take my eyes...
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    It sucks when you're ignored by the person whose attention is the only thing you want in the world. Ever since this girl first walked into our school, I couldn’t take my eyes...
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    It sucks when you're ignored by the person whose attention is the only thing you want in the world. Ever since this girl first walked into our school, I couldn’t take my eyes...
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    We are apart of the 1-2 percentage of people who have vitiligo in the world. Think about that! How the hell did we get so lucky to have unmatched and lost pigment? I hate it- I can...
    BabyHoskins BabyHoskins 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    I've always been asking myself if it is better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all. As a very young child, I still remembered I had two great friends. Friends...
    EndSeeker EndSeeker 18-21, M Apr 7

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    I have a huge crush on my friend Damien but he lives in New York. I like him a lot and its been upsetting me recently that I can't think in my mind that he's my boyfriend. I want...
    Deadlesszombie Deadlesszombie 16-17, M Mar 17

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    I have been a cutter for a year now. And I've been clean for about a month. But the recent events in my life have been getting to me. A lot. My house just burned down. And I'm at a...
    urbanangel99 urbanangel99 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 26

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    Not so long ago, things were falling into place. I was getting past my depression. My boyfriend was getting over his depression. I was doing well in my classes. I was working hard...
    9593gzusfrk 9593gzusfrk 18-21, F 7 hrs ago

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    I sat with GG when no one else there on the morning they called us to come over; things were getting worse. It's takes her a while to breath about five seconds before she inhales...
    MixedMulatto MixedMulatto 18-21, M 13 hrs ago

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    I have mild PTSD. I show a lot of the symptoms but not too intensely. But sometimes, something happens, it's like a switch gets flipped and I panic. I'm overcome by anxiety and...
    missalkali missalkali 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    A Decision I Made... Years Ago. To have and to hold from this day forward. Sept 15, 2001 on this date I informed my spouse and said "I was going to transition into a woman, many...
    Trisha60ts Trisha60ts 61-65, T 3 Responses Mar 24

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    Hi i am aakriti....and i am gonna share a experience which was sudden and scary also.This is the story of how i lost my virginity.I am a good looking girl with a decent attitude...
    Aakriti1212 Aakriti1212 22-25, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    When I was a teenager I had so many opportunities, friends, hobbies, beauty, money, everything. But I took it all for granted, foolishly believing that it would last for ever. I...
    seadiamond seadiamond 22-25, F 4 hrs ago

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    i have not lost just one person i have lost a few people in my life who have meant alot to me. (And its a long post) Whilst some people think that i "lie" when i talk about whos...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 25

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    Hello. My name is Kaitlynn. I'm 18 years old, and have lost my parents to addiction. I was born illegitimate to a young couple in their mid-twenties. My dad was in a band he was...
    Erealia Erealia 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    It feels like everyone around me is depressed. My sister tells me every day that she wants to die because of a sexual abuse. Two cousins of mine tried to kill themself. My brother...
    assia25 assia25 16-17, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I lost someone who was so great, but I could never say goodbye,I feel so horrible. I need someone to chat with :(
    MrRj1 MrRj1 18-21, M 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    "Getting in too deep" I'm deeply afraid to get too close to my boyfriend. Don't get me wrong, I am truly head over heels for him, and I haven't felt this way in a long time since...
    takethispain takethispain 18-21, F 10 hrs ago

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    I don't know who I am anymore. Then again, I don't believe I never knew who I was in the first place. Everywhere I've gotten to or accomplished was because I had others to help me...
    eidolon6 eidolon6 18-21, F 10 hrs ago

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    I'm not good at getting close to people. Well scratch that I'm good at getting close to people but I'm not good at letting people get close to me. I just don't know how- I think it...
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I can't think anymore I'm just lost I feel like I'm trapped in a dark room closed behind doors idk why I've been feeling like this
    Veronica231992 Veronica231992 22-25, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Bulking up like no tomorrow! Gotta love eating good protein food honestly! Not trying to use any protein shakes! I'm getting bigger mentally and physically ! I just don't want my...
    AYEZOOS AYEZOOS 18-21, M 5 hrs ago

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    Came to realize a few things but I still feel lost; like I'm living through the motions of life just to live. For so long I've held on to the baggage of my past. Too many times I...
    halfdead25 halfdead25 26-30, F Apr 4

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    Yesterday was a really bad day. I was at work and just lost it. I rang my boss in tears an lost it. So embarrassing! I feel trapped when I go to work. It's so far from home and I...
    Lonesailor14 Lonesailor14 26-30, F a week ago