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Driving Anxiety

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ElizabethB94

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Okay so I have always suffered from really bad anxiety ever since I was a child. I worry and stress about everything as well as lacking confidence in everything that I do. If it’s not health related scenarios that I fabricate in my head, it’s something else. My new current fear is driving, I have recently passed my test but ofcourse I am now terrofied of driving. I know I can drive but my car has a new clucth which I am just getting used to so I am worried about stalling and the gear box is quite different to what I am used to so I struggle getting some gears. My nerves are so bad over this but I know I have to overcome it because I can’t let this have a negative inpact on my life!. Does anyone have any advice or had this issue before?. Thankyou in advance 🤗
 
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InfiniteRectangles

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I understand. I am terrified of driving too. I don't even have a license. I am almost 21 years old and still have a learner's permit lol. I just get it renewed every 2 years. One thing I do when I practice driving is to stay in big open parking lots at first and gradually make my way out onto (small) streets. I always take backroads. I hate main roads because of the traffic. Sorry I couldn't help more. I just wanted to let you know that I understand and you are not alone. My 15 year old brother teases me about the fact that he drives and I don't. I don't really get offended though because I know it's all in good fun.
 
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ElizabethB94

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I understand. I am terrified of driving too. I don't even have a license. I am almost 21 years old and still have a learner's permit lol. I just get it renewed every 2 years. One thing I do when I practice driving is to stay in big open parking lots at first and gradually make my way out onto (small) streets. I always take backroads. I hate main roads because of the traffic. Sorry I couldn't help more. I just wanted to let you know that I understand and you are not alone. My 15 year old brother teases me about the fact that he drives and I don't. I don't really get offended though because I know it's all in good fun.
Thankyou for replying! It’s good to know that someone else feels the same! You should try and get over the first hurdle of going in for your drivers test! I’m sure i’ll get over my fears soon! And so will you! 😂🤗
 
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