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I Overcame My Fear of Driving

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    When I Got My Own Car. - My mom always wanted me to drive but I was too scared to because he car was small and I don't like small cars because they can easily crash or flip over...
    SaberToothTiger SaberToothTiger 18-21, M Jun 21, 2013

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    Highways - Ok, so I don't have an all out fear of driving. I drive all the time. LOCALLY. However, I am scared to death to drive on the highway, big roads, and unknown areas...
    missluvlie missluvlie 31-35 1 Response Apr 17, 2009

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    Retesting At Age 49 - The Driving Test        I've already posted a story about discovering my Driver's License was eight month's expired.  I thought some would be...
    UncommonChick UncommonChick 51-55, F Apr 26, 2011

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    I Only Had My Licence For 2 Years - I learnt to drive and it was fun ... scary at first but i did like it and the driving instructor makes it even better if you have a good one...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F Mar 10, 2011

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    Fear Of Driving - I am terrified to drive on the highway but I am determined to overcome the phobia. I will from now on do one exit at the time.
    Vbrennan28 Vbrennan28 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 23, 2013

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    First Time Driver - The other day I saw a car crash right in front of my eyes. Although it didn't scar me for life, it made me realize that life is too short and you never know...
    Embracingtheinnerhood Embracingtheinnerhood 13-15, F Jul 15, 2012

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    I'm So Close - I am 23. I don't have my license. I passed drivers Ed at 16 and soon thereafter developed an anxiety disorder. I am planning to go for my license on Tuesday. I have...
    bunnyharriet bunnyharriet 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 4, 2011

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    I Used To Have Panic Attacks Every Time I Would Drive. - I was so afraid and I wasn't able to breathe. The world looked like it was tilting over and I had no perception of where I...
    RoastofRump RoastofRump 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 19, 2011

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    The Fear Started and My Progression Ended - When I was little I always dreamed of having a '65 mustang.  My Dad and I always talked about getting one and fixing it up. ...
    JeniLynn JeniLynn 22-25 1 Response Sep 22, 2008

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    I Am Not Giving Up! - I am happy to have found this website and read TayterTots story.....TayterTot,  if you happen to read this,  let me know how you are doing - its...
    lifesabeach31 lifesabeach31 41-45 9 Responses Mar 10, 2008

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    One Big Step Closer ! -    I am fed up with myself. I need my freedom and I need it now! I am 46 years old and feel like I have done so much in my life...
    miasperanza miasperanza 46-50, F 21 Responses May 23, 2009

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    Never Reached Out For Help Before - Wow. I cannot fathom how I got to be 40, have been petrified of driving since I became eligible for a permit and it NEVER occurred to me till...
    mothercary mothercary 36-40 7 Responses Jul 21, 2011

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    Slowly Overcoming My Fear Of Driving....still Scared Especially Of The Interstate... - Well, first off..I have panic attacks, mainly only when I am driving..especially on...
    itsdifficult itsdifficult 22-25, F 2 Responses May 2, 2010

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    Managing My Fear Of Driving Day To Day - I’m 24 years old & have had a fear of driving for the past 9 years. Growing up I was involved in quite a few accidents, all of which...
    skayes713 skayes713 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 6, 2013

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    I Saw a Terrible Accident When I Was 17 - It has taken me several years to overcome my Fear (I have a friend who's a practicing Psychologist who calls it an actual "Phobia...
    Pixie87 Pixie87 22-25, F Jul 18, 2009

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    Long Time Fear - Hello, my name is Krista. I am 32 years old and I have never gotten my license. I am so scared to do it. I have had panic and anxiety attacks since I was 12 years...
    kricky422 kricky422 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 6, 2011

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    Not A Success Story At The Moment - I really wish I was like everyone else. People who can just get in their ******* car and function and go where they need to and it's not a...
    evanescence121893 evanescence121893 18-21 1 Response Sep 27, 2013

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    Still Trying - I had my first anxiety attack Easter weekend, 2007. I was driving to my boyfriend's sister's house, which is an hour away. I was getting off the highway, and the...
    TayterTot TayterTot 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 29, 2007

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    Finally!!!! - It took me 8 years, but i finally have a License to drive! I had always had a fear, because i was afraid i was going to get into an accident, i felt like there were...
    MissVenom MissVenom 22-25, F Dec 20, 2010

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    It Took Me 2 Years to Get My Liscense - i was scared. after being in multiple crashes i was just turned off to something that to me seemed so unbelievable dangerous and not worth...
    skittlehead skittlehead 18-21 1 Response Sep 20, 2009

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    I received my driving license two years ago. The excitement of driving on city roads soon turned into horror . Here are some General rules one gets to know after 2 years of driving...
    yiskah yiskah 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 27

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    I did it. I overcame depression. It's hard and it takes time but it will have an end with the help with yourself. I fought depression but I still have some days where I think it's...
    footballismahgame footballismahgame 13-15, F Mar 16

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    They terrify the living **** out of me. Only recently have I noticed that I am scared of these bridges. And just bridges in general. I have an irrational fear that they will...
    AjLeePunk AjLeePunk 22-25, F Mar 23

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    I desperately want to over come my fear of driving. It's seriously preventing me from being independent. Anyone have any advice to offer on this?...
    SirenSong13 SirenSong13 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I fear death, I really do. This whole year, I couldn't sleep, I'm tired.. it really hurts. My fear of death turned me to a suicidal person. Though I fear death, I still wanna die...
    GirlyGirlBil GirlyGirlBil 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 24

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    God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power , love and a sound mind. Fear of airplanes, failure, judgment, the future, etc. These fears are strongholds that come from...
    Allthingschrist Allthingschrist 31-35 3 days ago

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    Death is the most unknown factor of life. It's a vicious cycle, birth/live/die. Those who fear death fear the possibility that what they were told by their religion does not exists...
    SurpriseMeToday SurpriseMeToday 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 23

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    Is it bad I have so many fears. I have a fear of death, I am terrified of death. I can't sleep at night cause I'm worried ill die. I get nightmares every night of me dying or I'm...
    broadwaybabe99 broadwaybabe99 13-15, F Mar 25

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    Or worry. Little difference. Fear the world goes lord and serf. Fear marrige becomes just a tax break. Fear no common law lovers. Fear no bisexual bliss. Fear end...
    converted converted 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 27

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    I've been letting fear hold me back for way too long. It's time to embrace fearing nothing and not giving a flying f*** what others feel. Too bad I'm too much of a coward to do...
    Ljguyguy Ljguyguy 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 19

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    I really dont like socializing or going to social functions but there is something that I really enjoy...ie driving a car or riding a bike....it feels so amazing...I'm passionate...
    shyguy07 shyguy07 26-30, M Mar 17

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    I love to ********** while driving
    rob77242 rob77242 46-50, M Mar 25

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    If you do not like what you read- please keep to yourself. A Dire Warning to Christians and People Everywhere. Hello, everyone here. What will be discussed here is very very...
    EvangelistTeen EvangelistTeen 13-15, F Apr 6

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    I don't know if it's strange or not but I don't know anyone else with this fear. I fear not having control. Like, something takes over my body and I'm still inside screaming...
    Audrina14 Audrina14 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    fear has been like a invisible bird cage trapping us in mentayl exaggerated out come scenarios... in actuality when the situation played out the fear was easier to face than what I...
    jayindigo jayindigo 36-40 1 day ago

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    In a life, just some bodies growing old No fear of the end, of anything But I'm afraid to die... I want to die, but death is something I fear.
    liquescent liquescent 18-21 Mar 20

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    NIGHTMARES/THE LITTLE GIRL/KITCHEN!! PLEASE READ NEED ADVICE. alright so this is going to sound weird but, when I was 13? I lived at my grandmas for 2 years and I began having...
    ImChelsea ImChelsea 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 23

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    My fear was the dark. This started when my dad told me at a very young age that he claimed to see this old rocking chair moving back and forth by itself in my Grandmas basement...
    sassysarah98 sassysarah98 13-15, F Mar 29

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    Sometimes my fears take over & I become afraid of taking chances. I fear I'm ugly, stupid, fat, & pretty much anything else that's negative. I can never be happy with myself. I...
    TheQuietOne92 TheQuietOne92 18-21, F Apr 2

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    I have a fear of barbers and barber's shops. I think it originates from my childhood and being taken to the barbers by my mum. Perhaps I'm scared of having my hair cut too short, I...
    hairguy49 hairguy49 46-50, M Apr 7

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    I have this fear of losing you. The fear of not having you beside me. The thought of you being gone and out of a sudden your love towards me change. That one day you decided to...
    Secretdiary92 Secretdiary92 18-21, F a week ago

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    I have a fear of the floor falling through because of weight placed on it. I've felt like this since I was little. If I'm ever on a second story of a building I get horrible...
    skinnylittlewrists skinnylittlewrists 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    I don't fear it I welcome it but it's the way I go that I fear the most.
    tfanime tfanime 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    Live fearlessly. Live loud. Live life.
    jeanbaptiste1985 jeanbaptiste1985 26-30, M Mar 16

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    The thing I fear most is loosing my friends or family. I have a very strong bond with ten and I don't know if I could live if I lost them. Besides that it's Thunderstorms. I know...
    BeefStromi BeefStromi 18-21, M Mar 17

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    How do you handle fear and anxiety? I always have this thought that i am not good enough, i cant stop comparing myself.
    ggborealis ggborealis 26-30, F Mar 23

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    This is my opinion. Why fear it? I will die one day, it could be tommorow, a few years for now or today. I'm going to live my life and try to enjoy it while i can.
    RandomExistence RandomExistence 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 25

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    And not being what I've always wanted to be in the future and achieving my goals is the biggest fear I got
    TheLadyYves TheLadyYves 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    Pootn is making me live in fear for my life,family,friends, and the poor people in the Ukraine
    WonderinginWV WonderinginWV 13-15, F Mar 28

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    Every night I just breakdown thinking about my grandfather.. Ever since he passed away I've been worried about how I'm going to lose everyone around me I think of how I'll lose me...
    zy7a zy7a 18-21, F Mar 31