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Does anyone have a fear of driving? I have a phobia associated with it. I am 26 and have never had my license. I’ve always felt so down on myself about it. I never would put someone else down who has the same issues, but am always so hard on myself. I have been *trying* to make strides forward.

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    • Kclynnc

      770d

      I also have a phobia of driving. It really makes me feel bad about myself because I cannot even bring myself to drive to the grocery store. I try to remember that driving is not a definition of my self worth, I am so much more than driving. If I can’t do that, who cares? I everyone has their things they avoid. Try to have a “who cares” attitude and remind yourself of all the other wonderful things you offer the world

    • Kclynnc

      770d

      I also have a phobia of driving. It really makes me feel bad about myself because I cannot even bring myself to drive to the grocery store. I try to remember that driving is not a definition of my self worth, I am so much more than driving. If I can’t do that, who cares? I everyone has their things they avoid. Try to have a “who cares” attitude and remind yourself of all the other wonderful things you offer the world

    • KittenMommy

      771d

      I was exactly the same at your age, I didn’t start driving until I was 31 and was down on myself about it. I wish it hadn’t been that way but honestly looking back I’m thankful I didn’t push myself to do something that could have been dangerous before I was ready. I wasn’t 100% ready at the time, but the desire to do it was greater than the feeling of fear. And if it helps, I was able to get used to it and feel comfortable after just a few months. Just know you aren’t alone! ❤️

    • Jennnn

      771d

      I totally understand and I’m rooting for you!

    • Amaryllis

      771d

      I used to throw up before I had to drive. And I would dry heave while in the car. Getting on daily meds for my anxiety has helped immensely. I only have issues surrounding winter driving now. Which is a problem since I live in Wisconsin. 😅

    • Jennnn

      772d

      I drive on local roads but I have driving phobia for highways and main busy roads I am also unable to drive long distances I get jittery and panicky being stuck in the car . I keep trying to push myself to do local errands and drive more but due to my lifestyle now I’m mostly home not a lot to do outside out and about so it’s tough for me to practice if you will when I don’t have anything or anywhere I really need to be . This is something I really want to work on this year getting better

    • brutalprincess

      773d

      I’m 22 and never got my license! I’m absolutely terrified of driving and make every excuse not to. I always freak out and by the time I’m done I’m so shaky and exhausted from the anxiety I felt. It makes me cry! I want to be more independent but the idea of driving just seems too much for me to handle. Sucks relying on other people. Also wish I lived in a more accessible place. I feel like everyone thinks I’m a baby but it’s so severe. I hate telling people I don’t have a license bc I’m scared.

    • Dhadhu

      773d

      I'm just like lillypad on this. I used to drive but I got into an accident with my mother 3 years ago and couldn't drive since. I wasn't driving 4 years prior to that because I was overseas as well. So everything just made it worse. My doctor gave me clonazepam for my anxiety and it helped alot. I got my license again and drive everywhere on my own. I have yet to go on the highway but I'm sure I'll be fine.

    • gpstruggleisreal

      773d

      I used to have a fear of driving due to manipulation from my father who is controlling. I didn’t learn to drive until I was 26 also and it was hard to face that fear. I almost gave up but thankfully I got through it. You shouldn’t be too hard on yourself, just the fact that you’re trying is something you should be proud of.

    • lillypad

      773d

      i wish it were easier and i felt more normal not driving but it is hard and plays on mind also.

    • lillypad

      773d

      i do. i used to drive. i have pstd and am afraid to drive because of it.

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