Fears

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  1. tiki7719

    tiki7719 Companion

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    Do you have any certain fears?

    I guess mine are fear of not making it as a future educator.
     
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  3. Aliceacc

    Aliceacc Multitudinous

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    So many!

    There are all the health fears-- that my kids will grow up without a mom.

    Or that I'm not the mom or the wife I should be--that I'm missing some pivital moment that we'll look back later and say: "That's where it all went wrong!"

    That we're not saving enough for retirement.

    I could go on and on, but you get the gist.
     
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    Alice, I think we all have that fear. Even though I've never *actually* met you, I think you're one of my heroes. I can only imagine what your children think of you! :hugs:

    I'm afraid I'll never find a job. That I'll get stuck in Florida forever. That my MIL will be too much for me one day & I won't be able to be the bigger person. I'm afraid of going completely blind someday. I'm afraid for my dad - he's 66, not spry, doesn't eat right, refuses to wear a hearing aide, etc. I'm completely, totally, irrationally, and paralyzingly afraid of snakes.
     
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    That I will lose my job due to budget cuts.
    That I will never have kids/be able to.
    Mice and any other rodents.
    Dead things.
    That I will always be in debt.
     
  6. Lindsnh

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    That I will never meet anyone and spend my life alone. I am 30 now and it sucks seeing ALL my friends with their hubby's and/or kids. I want that life so bad! I am scared that I will not pass my formal teaching evaluation this year and fail my professional certification. I am scared of losing my parents too early. I am an only child with a super small immediate family. I feel that I would have no support or no one to turn to. I am scared of losing my precious dog who is 13. I got her when I was 17, and she is my baby.

    oh and snakes, rats, spiders
     
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    I guess my major fear is what will happen with my disabled son when we die. Middle son had always told me that he would take in his brother after we were gone. Middle son passed away unexpectedly a couple of years ago and I'm not sure I should expect my daughter to take over the duties.
     
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    Most of my fears are health related and money related. Am I going to be able to keep working and hat will I do if I can't work any longer? I have fears of how effective of a father I can be, especially if my health conditions keep flaring up, especially that of my hands.
     
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    - Spiders...I hate them all!

    - Only if I watch a TV show about ghosts AT NIGHT, I get this creepy feeling at home, especially when I have to go downstairs alone. I have to get it out of my mind quick! :unsure:

    - Although, I'm still prettyyoung, I worry about my health sometimes...I think most of us do at some point

    - Wondering if I'll ever get married
     
  10. zoerba

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    My fears.....

    That I will never be able to have children (I have PCOS)

    That I will not be able to have the willpower to lose my excess weight

    That either me or my family will be killed...........I am especially anxious about nuclear bombings, terrorist attacks, etc.

    That I will never make any true and close friends

    That I am not a good enough teacher and never will be
     
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    I have a lot of irrational fears...like the car falling off a bridge with the kids inside and me being unable to rescue them. Same with house fires. As a matter of fact, most of my fears revolve around being able to keep my kids safe. Not that these fears dominate my life or anything, but once in a while, I try to think about these things, and then I feel better if I at least devise a plan on what I would do if one of these crazy things happen.

    I don't have any health issues, but I also have some health fears....like Alice said, I don't want my kids growing up without a mom. I can be a bit of a hypochondriac that way. I usually just go to the dr., and she re-assures me, and I move on.

    Kim
     

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