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18 Apr 2006

Can't get over fear
Hi, I don't know what to do about my problem anymore. You might think this is pathetic, but I have a fear for driving. I'm 26 years old and without a drivers license. The older I get the more people pressurise me into getting my license. I cannot drive. I've been for about 5 lessons in February and it was going ok, but then I became really nervous and just stopped going for lessons. It's the biggest issue in my life and it seems to be all that I think about day in and day out. It's driving me insane. I'm a really nervous driver and I can't seem to get over this fear. It's like a huge mountain in front of me! I get to the point of writing it down in my book of things to do, but just can't get myself to phone the driving instructor. I can afford to buy myself a car and I know how important it is to get my license as it will open up many doors for me, but I don't know what is holding me back. My boyfriend has even said he'd buy me a car, you'd think that this is big enough motivation for me, but it's not. I think I'm afraid of failing. Please tell me how to get over this.
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

Actually, Abby, if you'll check our forum archives, you'll find that this problem is more common than you may think. As tc shows in her own story, persistence usually wins through. But it can be more comfortable and agreeable to see a good local counsellor / psychologist for assessment and simple CBT counselling to gain control over the anxiety, and this needn't take long
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