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I Have a Fear of Getting Lost

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Sometimes I love to just get lost in my own mind and go for a crazy fast drive through the back roads, hills and corners the better.
    ferrous ferrous 31-35, M Jan 20

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    I miss her but it was the right decision. I guess I don't see it as 'losing', I gained so much and grew stronger. She was part of my journey, a part I wouldn't change.
    00afreshstart77UK00 00afreshstart77UK00 51-55, M Jan 21

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    I usually try to not think about it. So i was not sure i have fear of rejection. But i have to face on this problem..now. Yes..i am scared of rejection from someone i like so bad...
    JerryJerryA JerryJerryA 31-35, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    here's my story ever since I could remember I have had a phobia of "fat" people my mom and my sister have always been big every time they would hug me I would have anxiety when I...
    fightingforlife fightingforlife 16-17, F Jan 17

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    All my life I feared going bald. I feared getting older. I used to be very good looking, and feared loosing my good looks, which now I am ugly as hell, and do not care no more...
    Niko864 Niko864 41-45, M Jan 15

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    When I have fears that I may cease to be Before my pen has gleaned my teeming brain, Before high-pilèd books, in charactery, Hold like rich garners the full ripened grain...
    zainshah1 zainshah1 26-30, M Jan 14

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    I like you. There's no reason to tell you this but I have to because if I don't, it's going build up until I explode. You tilt your head when you think as if you're inviting all...
    PieceOfSummer PieceOfSummer 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 8

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    This holiday season I have noticed I have been feeling lost. I don't want to go to family gatherings and when I do. I'm sitting there in a crowded room feeling alone.
    Some12vent Some12vent 31-35 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    This may not mean anything to you...but I offer it in good faith to think about. " If you keep doing what you have been doing, you'll get the response you have been getting" I...
    hancockian hancockian 66-70, M Jan 7

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    Recently I have been getting some people who say I must "get a lot of guys" where I am But no I don't stop it The only guys I "get" are gay ones Not that I'm complaining Gay...
    Annabeth11 Annabeth11 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    how do y'all cope with having panic attacks? I have been getting them more and more and they freak me out. there so unpredictable and draining. I hate having to go day to day...
    kristykaz121 kristykaz121 18-21, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    This was maybe the fifth time in a row that i was getting sent home with a note from the school about my bad behavior. I was so terrified of showing these notes to my mother so...
    warmcuddlee warmcuddlee 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    not just any brother, but my mirror twin brother :(, it was the summer of 2004. we were 7, playing outside, my brother saw 2 other kids, a girl and a boy, he told me, "that girl...
    SpencerUK SpencerUK 16-17, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I had to break up with my girlfriend . It was just getting to bad. It needed to end. But the bad part. She was my best friend also. It's been about 6 months and I really miss her...
    Ald7373 Ald7373 36-40, M 13 hrs ago

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    Death is basically the unknown. It rattles us humans as it comes swiftly for some and with prior notice for others. Everyone loves their life and even when dying, try their best to...
    shehasgone shehasgone 46-50, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Jamie T - If You Got The Money   Jamie T - If You Got The MoneyIf you've got the moneyI think it would be funny oh ohohTo take your girl,spend a bit of your cash for me...
    S74rxed S74rxed 31-35, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    death is nothing to fear, it is the end of one life and the beginning of another. it is something of be embraced, because it teaches you how precious life is, you never know how...
    anneloves anneloves 18-21, F 7 hrs ago

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    Hello everyone. I never wanted to resort to this, but I feel I am out of other options. Let me start from the beginning. When my mother, Dee, was 9, her father was shot in the head...
    NikkiNINTR NikkiNINTR 18-21, F a week ago

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    I've lost a usb before. I've lost an essay before when I was in middle of writing it. I've even lost diamonds in minecraft because I died in lava. These kind of "small" losses...
    dorichips dorichips 16-17, F Jan 5

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    I'm a couple months away from turning 30 and it's something I've been dreading for some time. I was always told that gay life ends at 30 and if you're still single it's pretty much...
    gfhq2002 gfhq2002 26-30, M 16 hrs ago

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    I'm head over heels over my boyfriend, but sometimes I don't know if I'm going to be able to do this whole long distance relationship stuff.. I don't know what's worst, having a...
    fleishman1 fleishman1 18-21, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I fear and crave intimacy simultaneously. So many times break my own heart by letting fear win out. I may lose someone very special to me if I continue with this problem for one...
    NamelessNomad NamelessNomad 22-25, F Jan 4

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    I'm in my early 20s and at this age, like so many around me, I feel like I should be getting started in my career, getting into different relationships, saving up to buy a place or...
    BlueSilver91 BlueSilver91 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    phobia does not even begin to describe it. i had been dreading this day for a long time now. all the calendar said was kids dr appt. my stepbrother had been teasing me saying i was...
    xoxokitty930 xoxokitty930 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 8

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    I've been mentally abused for all my life. I've never had anything- no loving family, no real friends, nowhere to go, nothing to hope for. I've just existed, persevered, survived...
    ListenerTalker ListenerTalker 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 13

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    I have punched someone in the face After reading a story on this very subject , I'd like to share my own experience with you. I was 14 at the time, it is a long time ago now. I...
    JohnCrighton JohnCrighton 51-55, M 1 Response Jan 15

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    I don't :P my worst fear is not being able to follow a GPS (which is a no-brainer...I think) and getting totally lost. xD
    ShakenButNotBroken ShakenButNotBroken 18-21, F Jan 17

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    I noticed people kind of introduce themselves on here so I thought I would give it a try. I am 42, married, 2 kids, and I hate having trichotillomania. Trichotillomania seems to...
    brandymichelle brandymichelle 41-45, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Before I begin positing about my experiences, I'd like the world to know where I am at and where I have been. After my father passed away in 1994 (I was 2 and my sister turned 1...
    SamRoberts3 SamRoberts3 22-25, M Jan 14

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    The road to my diagnosis was a long and rocky journey. I've had problems with depression since I was a teenager. My parents just wrote it off as me being a moody kid. During my...
    Imagine20 Imagine20 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 10

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    The only problem with this, is when I end up hurting myself by pushing someone away who I really care about. I don't want to get hurt, but I also don't want to keep pushing people...
    untamedx3heart untamedx3heart 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 21

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    I'm thinking of getting another tattoo. Anyone know if waxing like a week beforehand would cause any problems?
    tinker1013 tinker1013 26-30, F 11 hrs ago

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    I remember when, I remember, I remember when I lost my mind. Gnarls Barkley- Crazy.
    Trinityde Trinityde 13-15, F 6 hrs ago

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    I noticed this write-up and tried out a few of the earlier mentioned choices. This is often what operates for me: During the night, I mix approx.1 teaspoon on the Vitamin C with...
    Ethan5814bpc4 Ethan5814bpc4 31-35, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Why bother to have adult filters when prissy pruddie EP deletes your stories anyway? Pathetic
    Daveforeplay Daveforeplay 56-60, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Wish I was a different me. A better, happier, smarter, positive, stronger me! Why can't we rewind in real life? Why can't we save ourselves in time? Why do we have to learn after...