Saf

278d

I plan on paying for driving lessons this summer but there’s a huge problem: my anxiety. I’m not really sure if I’m going to be able to control my anxiety while learning how to drive. This is such a huge thing and I’m so anxious about it. I want to learn already. I turn 23 this year…. but I’m just so scared.

Social Anxiety

Anxiety (Including GAD)

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  • sarando

    278d

    Don't feel too discouraged. I have my driver's license and got them at 20 (now almost 26) but even this day... I have severe driving anxiety. I can't leave the apartment by myself, I drove with my Husband this past Saturday and that was the first time in a like a month or so that I drove. I just want you to know that you are never alone on this. This is a pretty common anxiety inducing activity but it can definitely be absolutely stressful. You may need to see if there's a person that you're comfortable with to see if they can ride along with you. Empty Parking lots are great and if you live in a small town, less busy roads are also great to learn on. I hope this helps in some way. 💜

    • Saf

      274d

      thank you so much for your response. i really appreciate it and it did help me out. it really does feel like i’m completely alone sometimes and so abnormal for being so anxious but meeting people like you reminds me that i’m not alone at all. ❤️

      • sarando

        274d

        I am so glad to hear that! If you ever need some reassurance, just dm me!

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