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How do you deal with chronic (excessive) worry about starting in life?

Asked by Foxx (56 points ) April 6th, 2010

Looking for and preparing for college crap is next year. So, I’ve been paying attention to the real world more, coming out of the “shelter” ya develop as a kid shielded from the real burdens of life. There’s so much out there that’s dangerous. Real grown-up life is scary. I’m terrified and sick with worry. Is this normal? How do I deal with this?

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faye's avatar

I think it’s normal. My youngest, at 24, is finely coming out of it.

thriftymaid's avatar

While you are in college you will begin to transition by having more responsibility and being away from your parents. It’s normal to be apprehensive. But, you will gain independence and become an adult through small steps without having a breakdown. Remember, you are one of the lucky ones. Some people are thrown out into the world to do the best they can without a transition period or a support system.

CyanoticWasp's avatar

It’s not scary at all if you stay drunk. But it’s no fun, either, so I’m not recommending that.

It’s also not scary if you keep your eyes closed. But you miss a lot of interesting things that way, so I don’t recommend that, either.

And it’s only anxiety-producing if you think about it a lot, which is what you are already doing. So I recommend not doing that.

Just develop a plan, take it one day at a time, and stay in the moment. Bliss.

Coloma's avatar

Yes, my daughter is 222 and she is struggling with a lot of anxiety.

I’m 50….meh….been there, done that…it always works out…thats the best I can tell you.

Most of what you fear never comes to pass. It’s true, really!

YARNLADY's avatar

You don’t really deal with it, it just happens and finally you realize that is is all over and nothing went wrong.

SABOTEUR's avatar

My 18 year old daughter has the same fear and I’m at a loss for how to help her.

Thanks for asking the question.

jazmina88's avatar

it’s an adventure and you will always have friends and family to see you through.

Keep a level head and enjoy the encounters along the way.
Smile. You can do it.

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