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I Have a Fear of Getting Lost

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    "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...
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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...
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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.
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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...
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    Its been awhile since ive written anything.. I have been feeling lost lately and i was reminded that i used to write.. So here i am. Wondering where to start..... I suppose ill...
    sunpea sunpea 36-40, F May 7

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    I feel like such a kid about this, but I'm dead afraid of storms. It's called Brontophobia. I've always been afraid since I was small. I still burrow under my blankets with my...
    Kay06 Kay06 18-21 2 Responses May 7

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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 2 Responses Apr 28

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    I feel so empty. I feel so tired of feeling like a screw up to others or that I'm not good enough. I can't catch a break, if I'm not getting laughed at by my co-workers, I'm...
    LoveisBeautiful5013 LoveisBeautiful5013 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    My partner and I started out with light bdsm and friendship going on two years of being together just us. I fear we lost the play aspect and don't know how to make him Interested...
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    I meet men on vacation. It's happened at least 3 times now - once as a teenager and twice recently. A handsome stranger who lives far away captures first my attention, then my...
    sarabear7 sarabear7 36-40, F a week ago

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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...
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    'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. Alfred Lord Tennyson
    wesleyjones wesleyjones 31-35, M 2 days ago

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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..
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    So far I've sent out three letters. A lot of people have been getting letters already, so I'm just waiting for mine :)
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    Is therapy expensive for this problem? I've been trying so many different things for my problems, and it seems like BPD, which I highly suspect I have, keeps getting in the way no...
    dinorap1 dinorap1 16-17, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I lost my talent. It was misery. I was an expert in misery, writing to strangers worldwide giving advice and flawlessly understanding their situations and what they could do about...
    cloudsoflife cloudsoflife 26-30, M May 5

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    My father is the one that i lost when i was sixteen. My father was visiting me in hospital for a stomach operation that i was about to have, strangely enough dad was having...
    Alanuin Alanuin 26-30, F 3 hrs ago

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    So today my boss scheduled a call with me. Now I knew something was up as this guy only ever calls me whenever he freaking remembers he has not called me. He called me up and...
    ForgottenMale ForgottenMale 26-30, M 6 days 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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    ⌂ Home Debbie Avatar Debbie ⚙ Forgive my spelling errors (was very hard to write) Also forgive how long winded this is, but fellow FM sufferers can relate to how...
    debbie913 debbie913 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 26

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    I Need to Decide If I'll Stay In My Marriage I have been in a relationship for 4 years plus with my bf 4 years younger than me. my question to him back then was that i wanted to...
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    I've been diagnosed with SMA syndrome for a year. I started experiencing symptoms at 16. I was an incredibly stressed student. I was constantly studying and taking AP classes. When...
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    Forgotten veterans.Beat by mother as a child for rich father abandoning us. I looked and sounded like father so I paid the price for it.Step father a good man and is why I am not a...
    sswehiii sswehiii 51-55, M 1 Response May 12

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    My mind goes a million miles per second. Heck, even right now, I'm already into the next four conversations, in my head. Obviously, that was a little of an exaggeration but, that's...
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    I had spiritual dryness for several 7 years and it seemed the Holy Ghost wasn't interested in empowering me to grow like the old days. I admit, that I lived half hardheartedly...
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    I was just whining, I am sorry. I was wrong. Thank you for being there for me mother. I can see it was me now. I believe my spirit is being tested, this is the storm I was talking...
    MayaKing MayaKing 31-35, F 1 hr ago

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