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Trouble Spending Time in the Kitchen

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I have always had a really big fear when it comes to being in the kitchen. I don't like for people to be around. I get embarrassed if I'm taking "too long" (what does that even mean?) for something and I absolutely HATE to cook anything when people are around. I just feel very awkward and get confused easily and distracted so something as simple as making a sandwich can sometimes feel like a huge ordeal. Yes, my anxiety can get that bad. It also may have to do with the fact I was in a pretty bad car accident a few years back
 

triceps

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I have always had a really big fear when it comes to being in the kitchen. I don't like for people to be around. I get embarrassed if I'm taking "too long" (what does that even mean?) for something and I absolutely HATE to cook anything when people are around. I just feel very awkward and get confused easily and have a similar problem and absolutely relat distracted so something as simple as making a sandwich can sometimes feel like a huge ordeal. Yes, my anxiety can get that bad. It also may have to do with the fact I was in a pretty bad car accident a few years back
I have a similar problem and can completely relate to the making of a sandwich seem like a huge task. When my wife is gone she stocks up with frozen pizzas as for some reason making those doesn't seem so daunting. I have to get the coffee pot ready so that all I have to do is turn it on as I'm always befuddled first thing each morning. Doesn't matter if people are around, I just consider myself disabled when it comes to the kitchen. Oddly, I used to really like to cook.
 

scharley1973

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i have to give the opposite when it comes to cooking. thats my "happy place" I LOVE TO COOK and cook for friends and family. idk about ppl watching me...no one really ever has except my mother but shes a comfort to me "most of the time" :( lol. thats something this disorder HASNT taken from me :)
 

Rinka

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If it’s in the kitchen, then I am the boss. I can’t have people standing behind me and watch me cook. It makes me feel paranoid and a bit aggressive. My kitchen my rules.
 
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