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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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 don't go out looking for death defying experiences, but I adventurous. A former Marine, I'm a motorcycle rider and love to try a lot of adventure sports. I guess I don't fear...
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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...
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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...
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    I wear the scars within and without of my body and my soul. They come from a life of being alive, being involved and surviving. They come from living, and loving and caring. They...
    PaleRyder PaleRyder 51-55, M 2 Responses Aug 5

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    I don't know where to begin really... I have bipolar and when I am well I do very well, I am good at my job, socialize with my friends and family and enjoy life to the fullest...
    Alwayslost11 Alwayslost11 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 4

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    Well i should say i 'had' not i have. My mom lost her battle with the disorder in 2010, that's the way i prefer to word it. She was mentally ill and she fought for many years. If...
    bridgetdarcy998 bridgetdarcy998 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Currently have 9, getting another in about 6 months. After I move.
    tommyboy1984 tommyboy1984 26-30, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I was diagnosed with Scoilios nearly three years ago, at the age of 11. I have been wearing a brace and have been getting good results so far! I would love to talk to someone who...
    ElleJohnsonDuggan ElleJohnsonDuggan 13-15, F 10 hrs ago

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    I never feared it I never saw myself this time 2 years ago still alive. The thing that always scared me was the future tho
    uncoolmermaid uncoolmermaid 16-17, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I'm lost and I'm afraid. I'm scared of what has happened and I fear what may happen. Every single day I have dozens of macabre scenarios flashing through my mind. I see the people...
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    When I was 5 years I suffered from reoccurring cysts. They where about the size of goose eggs, and one time it gave a very hi fever. The Doc suggested I have it lanced to relieve...
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    I have one year left at my community college and I don't even know what I want to major in after I continue. I'm currently majoring in Liberal Arts and Sciences/General Studies...
    jahein137 jahein137 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    I am 25 years old and have emetophobia (a severe fear of vomiting) I have had it for 17 years. I have had anorexia on and off for the same amount of time due to restricting my...
    Missrebelsoul Missrebelsoul 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    This has been a recent development. I am really not sure if it's right for me to fear this but this is causing unwanted stress in my life. It started last year in December. I had...
    uselessguy uselessguy 36-40, M 3 days ago

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    I'm tired of doing this! why can't i stop even though i really want to!!? i'm doing this to my self even though i don't want to do it! It all started when i was 14, i don't know...
    TheTurtleDove TheTurtleDove 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days 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 2 Responses Aug 6

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    A SERIOUS MATTER NOT WORTH JOKING AROUND! It’s easy to see a person so bubbly, energetic, humorous and alive, thinking ‘wow that person has it all, a great life’ maybe they...
    imperfectedsoul imperfectedsoul 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    I feel like there are really good and genuine people in this world, and all the bad people take complete advantage of them. My friend deserved to be loved and cherished. Her...
    Tigerlily53 Tigerlily53 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    So I've been having this bed bug problem in my room for a while. Since the beginning of June to be exact. My dad hasn't put out ANY effort to fix the problem the past month and a...
    TheMasterMan1 TheMasterMan1 16-17, M 2 hrs ago

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    I've always known the feeling of claustrophobia ever since I was young. When I was a young boy If I was to be say closed in cupboard for a few seconds by my big sister I would get...
    bananaman1uk bananaman1uk 26-30, M Aug 3

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    I've always known the feeling of claustrophobia ever since I was young. When I was a young boy If I was to be say closed in cupboard for a few seconds by my big sister I would get...
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    I've always known the feeling of claustrophobia ever since I was young. When I was a young boy If I was to be say closed in cupboard for a few seconds by my big sister I would get...
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    I've always known the feeling of claustrophobia ever since I was young. When I was a young boy If I was to be say closed in cupboard for a few seconds by my big sister I would get...
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    PaulDaleRoberts PaulDaleRoberts 51-55, M Aug 16

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    I've seen beauty in your eyes I've felt love with a look I've touched greatness in your hands Now anger fills your eyes Looking at me with spite inside So much greatness lost with...
    Froggy420 Froggy420 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Today is my birthday. Yesterday night, i gave myself one of the best gift i have ever given myself. Bravery. Bravery to face my fear. To face my broken heart. To face the love...
    butterfliesndut butterfliesndut 18-21, F 13 Responses Jul 31

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    Most people think OCD is just hand washing and having a clean house.This is not true.People say they are a little bit OCD without knowing what they are really saying. I'm going to...
    ocdfighter ocdfighter 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 29

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    I have never been in love nor do I want to. I am also a virgin. I use to that girl. That wanted to fall in love ,get married, have a family, be a stay at home mom, and live...
    Ellebella1 Ellebella1 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    I found something interesting in Yahoo today. It is an article about how to overcome fear. I've reproduced the parts that struck a chord in me. 3 Ways to Overcome Fear...
    mareliberum mareliberum 26-30 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I was diagnosed. With alopcia when i was in 4th grade i wasnt really a big deal i was a child but the problem started when i went into middle school i lost the majority of my hair...
    findtheescape2 findtheescape2 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 31

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    Just a quick note beseeching moms who are crying themselves to sleep nite after nite in such frustration and torment in the hope of expressing their NATURAL, SOULFUL, DEEPEST love...
    rollingbi rollingbi 36-40, F 5 Responses Aug 6

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    This fear IS normal.. how significant a part it plays out in our lives is very much down to us the individual. However ..if we didn't have this fear, we just wouldn't be human...
    Mmmcherries Mmmcherries 46-50, F Aug 16

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    Into myself, I fall and I feel what I thought to be reality slipping away. The tremors start and all fades to black. Meaning is lost in a torrent of confusion and the panic hits...
    Aurinne Aurinne 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    I sometimes feel I grew up without a father. And I sometimes think I would've been better off without one. Growing up, I could never understand the 'daddy's little girl concept...
    JacqtheRipper JacqtheRipper 22-25, F Aug 13

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