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I Have a Fear of Getting Lost

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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 7 Responses Dec 27, 2011

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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 Apr 14

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I have had two perfect husbands that have passed away and now I am alone. Two total different relationships, but now alone, sad, and just sort of afraid of being alone the rest of...
    Vickilynnd Vickilynnd 61-65, F Jun 27

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    Today was the first day I met my brother for the first time... It was really scary. But maaaan he's such amazing guy! I can't wait to meet my new nephews & nieces ❤️ today was...
    haaaywee08 haaaywee08 13-15, F Jul 2

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    Now the profound pain and sense of loss is lessen, like burning coal ready to came alone in the most unexpected times..........a song /a moment/a memory and my tears come back. I...
    onitaly onitaly 41-45 Jul 5

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    Hey guys, it's past midnight over here and I've been trying to fall asleep but I got stuck reading posts, articles, etc. of HPV. I'm only 20 and not even two weeks ago I received...
    sunny1993 sunny1993 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 7

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    Despite my friendly and nice guy image I show to people, I have always kept myself private that is why I'm actually misunderstood as an outgoing person. I'm actually shy and I don...
    luigigreene luigigreene 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    My husbands affair last year has been the worst thing ever to happen to me. Even the loss of my dear lovely mum couldn't compare to his affair. You see he was the perfect husband...
    Mylifesover Mylifesover 46-50 3 Responses Jul 5

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    Let's face it in life, if your too stuck up in the past-you get buried by it. So consumed by it that it makes you edgy and degrade yourself even if you have chances to get your...
    Sei02 Sei02 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I haven't yet lost her but she's constantly telling me everything I do wrong. She is constantly sayig I'm a piece of **** and I love her. I don't want to lose the one thing that's...
    y0ur3b3au1fu1 y0ur3b3au1fu1 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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    My dream is to help millions and with that it will make me eternally happy until the day I die which I honestly think won't be for a long time. I have been ridiculed by this dream...
    Auricor Auricor 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 15

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    Is there anyone who has pain in night, too? I had a Transposition of the superior mesenteric artery in Germany by Prof. Sandmann last year. At first the result was very good. I...
    lebenskuenstlerin lebenskuenstlerin 46-50, F 4 days ago

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    I have no idea if this really has anything to do with anxiety, and I also have no idea if it's asthma or some other medical thing, hoping someone here can help me since I'm so...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have no idea if this really has anything to do with anxiety, and I also have no idea if it's asthma or some other medical thing, hoping someone here can help me since I'm so...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I have no idea if this really has anything to do with anxiety, and I also have no idea if it's asthma or some other medical thing, hoping someone here can help me since I'm so...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I just moved to another state to start school and I am having a rough transition with finding new doctors. The first psychiatrist I saw was rude and unhelpful, and I am really...
    Babaghanouj Babaghanouj 22-25, F Jul 6

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    For Father's Day i got a variety of nice gifts from my kids. Actually, the cards I have been getting this past year are so cool...lots of detailed handwritten notes and designs...
    RLB2 RLB2 41-45, M 5 Responses Jun 26

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    But right now I feel like I'm in a really good patch. I have a good job, uni is going alright and I actually have some friends. I have been getting some negative thoughts lately...
    KateyCake KateyCake 18-21, F Jul 6

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    I have been to emotional hell and back. I have been cheated on, used, abused mentally, and stabbed in the back by "friends", But I will not be a bitter women like I used to be. I...
    strawberry38 strawberry38 36-40, F 2 hrs ago

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    For many years I lost two to five days a month to painful swelling of my skin, hands, feet and digestive tract. I was often sick, weak and felt very ill. Getting to the toilet was...
    dispossessed dispossessed 46-50, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    WOLF The wolf has been much misunderstood and maligned in history and is not the vicious intruder of western fairy tales. The wolf is a shy, yet very sociable creature with...
    imgreywlf imgreywlf 56-60, M 12 hrs ago

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    We had been together 5 years I was getting ready to propose to her. Her freind gave her number to a guy and they started texting and flirting she said she needed time to sort out...
    blankslate2 blankslate2 22-25, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    My MM has disrespected me one too many times. I have tried to be everything that he wanted but have lost myself. I've lost my spark, my enthusiasm for life and even sometimes my...
    nolasanchez30 nolasanchez30 31-35, F 16 hrs ago

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    I met him almost 18 months ago, it was lightening.. incredible chemistry immediately. I had never experienced anything like it in my life... I remember the day, I remember...
    Scorpionchild Scorpionchild 46-50, F 10 hrs ago

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    Its haunted me for years and partly the reason why I can't share an intimate relationship. Everyone has fond memories of their first bf. Not me. I dread him and might panic seeing...
    Anthromorphic Anthromorphic 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 12

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    I'm writing this here for anyone struggling with bed bugs like I am. I hope this is of some help, as I've rid my room of most, compared to what I began with. They aren't completely...
    insertausername insertausername 13-15, F Jul 17

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    This sounds pathetic, but I'm willing to admit.Yes, I'm sort of lost. And it's completely crazy.I will for sure find myself again.But at the moment I'm dwelling in that not so...
    TheWeepingWoman TheWeepingWoman 36-40, F 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    when i was on my worst relationship i lost too many friends. its sad cuz now that i want to have a friendship with them again they wont let me cuz they say that i did it once and i...
    QueenPerez QueenPerez 18-21, F 16 hrs ago

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    I lost 1 and a half stone without even doing anything
    Bluenox Bluenox 18-21, F 14 hrs ago

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    I don't know what to do, I don't know where I am, I don't know what's going to happen... It's difficult to work out or plan because the future is unpredictable and at the same...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 26

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    today is July 23rd 2014. The last time I seen my son was in the winter of 2009. Here is my story... I was 21 years old and about to give birth in a months time. My son's father and...
    Kristin727 Kristin727 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    Super unhappy with my life. I've been lacking motivation to make any good changes. It feels like every decision I've ever made was a bad one. I obviously lack the ability to make...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 26-30, F 19 hrs ago

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    I never expected to fall in love with someone who is bipolar, but it happened and I wonder why I was chosen because some days it truly is difficult and draining. I am willing to...
    nicolem84 nicolem84 26-30, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I swear this is not normal and its getting worse, I'v really only just fully noticed. I'v realized a weird thing that happens to me, its hard to explain and put into words.I mean...
    AnotherTomboyGamer AnotherTomboyGamer 13-15, F 3 hrs ago

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    UK SUFFERERS - PLEASE GET IN CONTACT! So, I've never really wanted to write my story. Not because I am afraid or ashamed, but because I am so bored of talking about it, it makes...
    scharx scharx 18-21 Jul 1

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    UK SUFFERERS - PLEASE GET IN CONTACT! So, I've never really wanted to write my story. Not because I am afraid or ashamed, but because I am so bored of talking about it, it makes...
    scharx scharx 18-21 1 Response Jul 1

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    Sorry I'm ranting so much about my feelings I just have moments of clarity that I like to share. Remember a time you got hurt? (I'm talking emotionally). Or embarrassed, let down...
    emelon12 emelon12 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    I need to make a confession.....when I was little, I loved the water, I was always trying to get in as much as could, until the day. The day I was hit with a massive wave that...
    TheShutout TheShutout 16-17, M Jul 11

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    So my ex best friend prank called me at 1am telling me to go burn in hell and die well **** him I might just go do that live with that guilt you c*nt I just don't get what...
    Lolbeansarefun Lolbeansarefun 13-15, M 1 hr ago

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