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I Have a Fear of Getting Lost

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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'm a scatter brain. I have trouble getting organized and I'm irresponsible. It's like my short-term memory doesn't work at all. Does anyone else have short-term memory problems...
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    I am a friendly person. I am social. I trust people easily. I don't know how to not trust people right away. I am very caring. I also am very forgiving and give people chances. I...
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    I can't remember when it started but I know that as I grow older it is getting worse. Everyday I go throw the motions trying to keep my face in a calm smile, but inside I am...
    Cogsy Cogsy 16-17, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Lost in my forever lasting battle between myself. in the never ending battle that me yes me who moans at lost Lost confused about the road ahead, alone without anyone to guide me...
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    i'm going to stop being a perfectionist long enough to just post this and stop obsessing about it. i need to apologize to all my friends for causing them to worry. A situation that...
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    DeluxedEdition DeluxedEdition 18-21, F 7 Responses Mar 14

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    My life has always been full of drama and chaos. From the time I was born, I've always been a problem for my parents. My mom was young, almost too young to raise a kid. My dad was...
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    I am passing out of high school this year. I'll be in college soon. I'm sure my grades won't be that great for I'm not the same me now. Since my very childhood I have been very...
    25mayni97 25mayni97 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    Tonight - I wept - I stood in wet grass - and did yoga by moonlight. I stood in my yard in the wet grass as it had rained earlier in the day. With the clouds overhead and the...
    TragicWhispers TragicWhispers 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    Am 20 and i feel life is getting heavy , my fears worries and feelings are making me wish i was never born , nobody knows what goes on my mind at night , when loneliness and the...
    leen94 leen94 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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