Fear of crossing the road? Watch

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This is bizarre, I seem to have developed a fear of crossing the road. Let me explain, I mean really busy roads. Not empty roads. With really busy roads, I'll sometimes turn back, fearful of getting hit by a car. And this is annoying, when you're trying to get somewhere. I'm not sure why I have a fear of it now, when I didn't before, but what I ask now is, is there a way to get over thsi fear?
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i don't even...... How do you get to places then? Just stand there looking at the otherside of the road in sadness?
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No, I either go back, or find a empty road somewhere else.
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Use the crossings?
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(Original post by Anonymous)
No, I either go back, or find a empty road somewhere else.
Do you not use crossings (where they exist)?
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Anxiety can change forms and build up, so it is important to not give in or to ignore it, BUT you can do a lot by yourself, e.g. rationalizing and facing it. Just begin with small roads and then get better at it. Don't begin to make up various routes in your head to avoid having to do it. In case of need don't hesitate to contact somebody professional if you wish. They won't treat it another way, like e.g. extreme phobia of spiders.
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Look left and then right and then again and again, no cars? Cross the road. Simples
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I think its normal to get a bit scared before crossing a really busy road. Just use the crossings or cross at a quieter place.


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Anxiety can build up for all manner of things and it's natural that you feel a bit silly about it but anxiety isn't necessarily rational. I'd recommend that you try building up to it - cross empty roads, then roads with more traffic, then more until you get to the really busy roads, maybe if you worked up to it you might feel better about it. If that doesn't work you could try seeing your doctor for a referral to a psychologist.
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Dodge and weave or close your eyes, take yourself to a peaceful environment and imagine the birds tweeting, the breeze softly blowing through your hair. The sun is arising from the peak of the highest mountain peak. Rays of light begin to dance along their designated paths, the trees wave from left to right and the splashing of sea water, dampens your cheeks, you take three steps towards the water and LEG IT.
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