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June 17, 2007 9:38 PM Subscribe
I'm afraid of the Interstate. What can I do about this fear?
posted by anonymous to travel & transportation (22 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I'm terrified of driving the Interstate.
While I've never been a fan of driving, I was in an accident that really shook me up. I have no problems driving on the highway, but the Interstate gives me pause. Entrance ramps in particular are bad.
I keep forcing myself to drive on the Interstate--even if only a few miles. But when I decide I "have" to drive, I feel nauseous and horrible. It ruins my entire day. Because of my fear, I miss out on fun things.
I feel that my fear is "irrational." But at the same time, it makes perfect sense. In the past two days alone, there were seven wrecks not even twenty miles from me!
My friends and family understand that I'm worried. I mooch rides off of them all the time. But I don't think they know the extent of my fear.
What can I do? Would a therapist help, or would it be a waste of time?