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I Have a Fear of Getting Lost

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 60 People

    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 15 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 was taught to pray. We prayed before meals. We prayed before bed. We prayed that the sick might be well, and of course prayer saved your soul. Prayer was the answer to any...
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    I get the whole shadowy figure, fear of death etc. but on the odd occasion when it occurs I see some weird stuff which really throws me off. So I suddenly woke up, unable to move...
    Vodor Vodor 31-35, M 4 hrs ago

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    When I was 12, I was a lonely prepubescent girl who had no friends so I decided to create my own imaginary friend - Leo. We did everything together! We even had exciting adventures...
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    can anyone help me?iam tired I lost me only child 5yrs ago. men r ****. I c want they will do to me tell them. and they lie to me in my face .the way my life was been I keep...
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    Literally, anything in this world can scare me! good enough to get picked! I overcome many of them with spontaneity, yet few, I couldn't! Few I can overcome if I try to get easy...
    andiebaskerville andiebaskerville 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    My thoughts are random and entirely mine.My way of camouflaging reality and colouring my make believe world. I keep on penning thoughts as if am talking to my other half. You...
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    I was told that my belly looks doughy and soft today and that my shirts are ridiculously.tight. I smiled and said thank you. ..... To be honest that made my day some one noticed I...
    chubbyhubby250 chubbyhubby250 31-35, M 7 hrs ago

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    Went on youtube. To cope with being sad. Bad move. Saw a report saying wrong war. Then another That said army too dumb for toys. Then another that said california...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 8 hrs ago

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    "This is who I am, and I am willing to die for it". - Will Smith No, I am not talking about becoming a terrorist. But I am on a journey of faith. I have discovered that I am not...
    ItisonlyI ItisonlyI 26-30, M 10 hrs ago

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    I moved around a lot as a kid, but I was mostly happy. I don't know what happened. I lost about 6 months of memory, and after it, I became a much more unhappy person. Bad things...
    RosiesRevenge RosiesRevenge 16-17, F 11 hrs ago

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    It's tied in with my greatest fear: Being loved by someone, but not being able to reciprocate. A long time ago, one of the nicest men I've ever met fell head-over-heels for me. He...
    RosiesRevenge RosiesRevenge 16-17, F 11 hrs ago

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    Numerous types and varieties of electronic stair lifts are out in the market today. Every one has its own special features on the the others. One model or manufacturer can be...
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    I came to depend on a sporadic PM with an EP member who was seriously listening and helping me with my issues as an OW. Very sweet and kind person. I'm hoping I haven't offended...
    LotusLIL LotusLIL 46-50, F 14 hrs ago

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    I think one of the more depressing things I put up with at this point in my life would have to be listening to all these other people around my age - and even years younger - who...
    Jugemu Jugemu 31-35, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    Many people put a lot of thought in to the sort of surfboard that they will use. The size of the board sho... Some people think that browsing is a glamour lifestyle that allows a...
    angoracheck53 angoracheck53 41-45, F 15 hrs ago

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    I never knew what it felt like til I lost my precious baby almost a year ago. It still hurts me today. Time doesn't heal all. A parent should NEVER have to bury a child. I find...
    Photogirl685 Photogirl685 26-30, F 16 hrs ago

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    I am not having a very good year at school so far. I have been getting pushed around and bullied by a lot of the girls at school so far this year. I am kind of small and weak and...
    hannahphillips hannahphillips 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Once upon a time there lived a beautiful couple who loved each other very much. He had a good job and she had designs of brilliance. They were living with a terrible friend of his...
    SoberingBabySteps SoberingBabySteps 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    I fear a lot of things. Spiders, wasps, bugs.. But death? Nah I don't fear it. When it's my time, it's my time. Be it tomorrow or 50 years from now. Of course I would like to have...
    MissRainDrops97 MissRainDrops97 18-21, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am a 32-year-old male. I got sick with the stomach flu at age 12 and was left with rumination syndrome, or something close. Within a couple of weeks of getting sick, I...
    nthgmvs nthgmvs 31-35, M 5 days ago

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    I have been getting a lot of those lately 😭 like man am I getting fatter I mean am medium fat.. I have them mostly in my legs
    bloodyzombie19 bloodyzombie19 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    lately the visions have been getting more intense. people out of nowhere come up and ask for advice. even the spirits are getting more solid less see through animals are easier to...
    mundinger1992 mundinger1992 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Loving her Standing together  under the dim light Unveiling ourselves for our own sight delight Uncovering each other’s soul slowly Each layer one by one discovering pure...
    ChantouKimmy ChantouKimmy 41-45, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I have just recently began the paleo diet in hopes to curb my pcos. so far on this journey, prior to the paleo diet change, I have lost 50 pounds from regular diet and exercise but...
    11Disasterpiece11 11Disasterpiece11 22-25, F a week ago

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    Hi all! I do not have BPD but I am getting worried about Sarah, who is a friend of mine, and I am wondering if you could please help me? I think she has BPD because of the...
    Thia999 Thia999 56-60, F 4 Responses Aug 21

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    I found this poem on the internet and could not find an author, but I loved it and am sharing it. It seems people come and people go here on EP for me. I'm realizing it is...
    ImKeepinItReal ImKeepinItReal 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    Someone said there are 2 types of people in the world. Those who are lost and do not deny it, and those who are lost but deny it to themselves and everyone else His point was that...
    frankiegee frankiegee 46-50, M Aug 19