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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 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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
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    I've really needed to remind myself of the good things in my life these last few days so I decided to write a list of things that make me happy :) Getting snap chats or messages...
    Magdamay Magdamay 26-30, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Gordon Lightfoot- Sundown http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=s8rR7E6NfY4 I can see her lyin' back in her satin dress In a room where ya do what ya don't confess Sundown ya better take...
    A1m1A A1m1A 46-50, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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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...
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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 5 days ago

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    I'm very worried currently. Delusions have returned full force and I keep slipping in and out of awareness of them. My raised anxiety levels and low levels of sleep is bringing it...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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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 a week 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 6 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 6 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 6 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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    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 lost four jobs in my life and I am only 22 years old. I am wanting to move to California as I have multiple jobs lined up there with my own company I am to create. I get so angry...
    Anonymous515 Anonymous515 22-25, M 19 hrs ago

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    I think most of my EP friends know I was gone for about a week recently, but most of you don’t know where I was. I was actually on a vacation with my family “across the pond...
    SaraBee1995 SaraBee1995 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    It did not work out the way that I'd hoped. I won't name the site that I used, but I created a profile about 2 years ago (2012ish), and figured it give it a shot. I answered a...
    moonchile moonchile 26-30, F 6 hrs ago

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    Man I wish this wasn't true. I really thought there would be more to this by now. I thought I would be someplace but I feel like I am spinning my wheels and getting no where and...
    lonesojourner lonesojourner 46-50, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I find fear to be quite interesting. The diversity of it is incredible...So I want to see how many I can gather :D A few of my own (too hard to choose): -I have a habit of closing...
    Serendipiity Serendipiity 16-17, F 13 hrs ago

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    I'm on here because I'm losing my wife. Her son is 12 yr old severely autistic. She quit her job to focus on getting him help and fell into depression because of all the dead ends...
    heartbroke73 heartbroke73 41-45, M 3 Responses 38 mins ago

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    I lost my Dad 2012 and I have recently lost my Mom on June 7 it's been a little over a month and I am just now starting to feel depressed. They both passed from cancer and I don't...
    LifeSucksxoxo LifeSucksxoxo 13-15, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    It's only come on in the last couple of years. Before then, I was always a little anxious, but once it was fully airborne, I could relax. But now it's an actual fear.
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 7 hrs ago

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    Yeah I lost it a few months ago... I know many ppl feel I was too young but I loved him and still do.. I still talk to him and everything and we are very close but my parents found...
    Mysweetsuicide1357 Mysweetsuicide1357 13-15, F 1 Response 7 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 4 Responses Jul 12

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    I lost my phone so I lost all my friends numbers. I don't really have any friends that want to hang out with me on Facebook. But still like every hour at home I go on my Facebook...
    kevin1080123 kevin1080123 18-21, M 10 hrs ago

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    I was 19 years old when i lost virginity to a guy of 20 year old.. It was the most romantic thing that has ever happened to me. Considering where i come from pre-marital sex is...
    raoapoo raoapoo 18-21, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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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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    I used to fear death, but now I know I'll go to heaven as long as I keep doing what I'm doing and I will see my father in Heaven, my savior Jesus, my angel and all my other loved...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 17 hrs ago

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    The fact that I no longer fear death sometimes scares me in itself. I've had several near death experiences in vehicles on top of being in an abusive relationship where I finally...
    serajolee serajolee 26-30, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    We'll not lost just he left when I was born I am depressed just got everything dumped on me
    battleships10 battleships10 13-15, M 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    I lost my wife to breast cancer Mothers Day weekend 2013. She had been battling for 5 years ..she was 43 when she passed away leaving me with a 7 year old daughter who only knows...
    bigbryman bigbryman 41-45, M 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I am a extremely secret person so I think I enjoy this site most of all because I have a place I can let things off my chest yet still be anonymous to some degree. Anyways; with...
    Chicgeekgal Chicgeekgal 22-25, F 5 Responses 14 hrs ago

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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 5 days ago

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    Finally found the man who I would love to spend my life with. Gives me more happiness caring and understanding I have ever been given. He try's his best to be understanding of my...
    awmusic awmusic 22-25, F 1 Response 10 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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