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AMcSwain

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So I live in Texas and the furthest I have ever traveled was to Arkansas about 2 years ago and it was a 5 hr drive.. December 31st we will be heading to Tennessee and it is a 12 1/2 hour drive. I was so excited to go because I have never been that far but all of a sudden today all I can think about is what if something happens while we are so far away from home... What can I do to stop this?
 

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So I live in Texas and the furthest I have ever traveled was to Arkansas about 2 years ago and it was a 5 hr drive.. December 31st we will be heading to Tennessee and it is a 12 1/2 hour drive. I was so excited to go because I have never been that far but all of a sudden today all I can think about is what if something happens while we are so far away from home... What can I do to stop this?
Have you got anybody who can house sit while you're gone? Can I ask how long you'll be gone for?
 

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We will be gone for a week.. It's not the house I am worried about...its more of if anything happens to me or my husband or my son while we are gone or if anything happens to my family while we are away.
 

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We will be gone for a week.. It's not the house I am worried about...its more of if anything happens to me or my husband or my son while we are gone or if anything happens to my family while we are away.
I guess my only advice is to try to accept that you're all adults with sound judgement and anything that might happen is out of your hands and will be responsibly dealt with.
 

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I am trying to do that lol.. My mom pretty much told me the same thing.. when I told her I was having doubts about going she told me to stop being ridiculous.. I have never been one to travel so I guess I will just have to wait and see.
 

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I am trying to do that lol.. My mom pretty much told me the same thing.. when I told her I was having doubts about going she told me to stop being ridiculous.. I have never been one to travel so I guess I will just have to wait and see.
Your Mom is very, very bright. The same words coming from an anxiety sufferer like me can be a bit hypercritical. Talk is cheap and honestly, I'd be in the same spot as you, if not worse. I'd also be agonizing over the logistics of the drive, what to pack and all sorts of other junk. If I could just absorb and act on the advice I give here, I wouldn't be here.
 
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