Does anyone else feel like itís impossible to get a drivers license?

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Laura666

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Despite having to be financially and just generally independent in life as far as basic survival, I have always had this feeling of inability to accomplish normal things.

I am 33 and simply cannot imagine being able to learn how to drive and pass a drivers test and feel confident enough to operate a massive piece of machinery without messing up and potentially  injuring myself or others. Does anyone else have an overwhelming defeatist attitude about fundamental adult responsibilities?

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Dante

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Re: Does anyone else feel like itís impossible to get a drivers license?
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2021, 12:26:07 AM »
Yes!!!!  Very much so.   I struggle most days to just get out of bed.  I have a job, but I find in meetings, but canít even pay attention to whatís being discussed.  Laundry piles up,  dishes in the sink, and I canít remember the last time I cleaned the bathrooms.

I read awhile ago that we should get credit for the effort it takes just to show  up, which other people take for granted.  Iím trying to embrace that.

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Larry

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Re: Does anyone else feel like itís impossible to get a drivers license?
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2021, 02:57:07 AM »
sometimes what seems so basic,  can be the hardest thing i do all day.  not sure why.  but you are not alone.  i hope you had a good day and a better day tomorrow !

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Re: Does anyone else feel like itís impossible to get a drivers license?
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2021, 07:20:29 AM »
Laura, I can't drive at all and I'm way older than you. I'm not sure that it's a defeatist attitude in my case though. More fear. Also partially realistic. Definitely mixed up with trauma, even if others with cptsd can drive / get a license. imo everybody's gone their own special 'brand' of cptsd even if there are lots of common features.

Like Dante, I often struggle with really basic things like getting out of bed in the morning. You are not alone. :hug: