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    I'd say so? He was great with me as a late-age learner driver (I was 23). I has lessons with others that were cranky mole pants! One got angry at me for moving my hand on the steering wheel before the corner (It's NOT her I'm recommending, lol)

    Just give him a call & ask if he is patient enough, explain the deal & about the phobia.

    He is based in Redbank Plains, but give him a call & see if he is willing to go further out (I'm not sure where in bris you are)

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    (it says ipswich but he's not from there?!)

    Good Luck OP, if that one is too far out maybe ask for other recs? I found the 'chain' schools were the worst & most impatient

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    You know, I actually think it's a perfectly valid decision not to drive if that is what makes you comfortable. Plenty of people do make do without a licence. In fact I can see some benefits actually... think of all the exercise you would get!

    The only thing is, you seem to wish you could drive, in which case I would keep working at it. I do believe you will get there in the end if you do.

    Both decisions are totally fine though! I hope you don't feel pressured into driving by other people, because it's really not the be all and end all. Like you say there is always the option of a taxi in an emergency.

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    Ourlittleblessing I'm torn. On one hand I really don't want to drive. I hate it & it causes me unbelievable amounts of stress, even thinking about getting in the car. I don't feel safe with all the morons on the road & constantly worry about getting into an accident. But on the other hand I know how hard it is to manage without driving now, when I don't have kids. I think it's going to be a bit of a nightmare when I do have children. I guess I need to weigh up & decide which decision is easiest for me to live with.

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    Well I wish you all the best with it, and I am sure you will do just fine whatever you decide.

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    http://www.hypnotherapyqueensland.co...ar-of-driving/
    this guy apparently does Skype sessions

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    thanks blackdomino! Hypnotherapy is something I have not yet tried as it scares me, but I think it might be time to try it. As anyone else ever done it? What is it like?

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    Heartstringz, I've just found this thread; I know it's been a while since posted, so just wondering where you're at?

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    I would love to hear too. I suffer the exact same thing. I do drive, every day, but the fear is phenomenal and I'm also completely unable to judge where my car is on the road & if I'm about to hit something so, big hugs from me, I know what it's like x

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    I just found this thread too and so much could describe me! Long term / confident drivers just do not get it. I once posted in motor forum for help on merging and parking and the posts were so mean telling me to get off the road if I can't manage these simple things! I drive safely but only when necessary - school run when wet, shops and kids after school activities. I do think with time things are improving but I can't imagine ever driving somewhere new without doing dry runs on google maps or ever doing a long journey! I miss walking everywhere in London!

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    Im still struggling with driving. I can drive around the block now alone & drive down to the shops but i still cant park. Still have no idea of the dimensions of my car or where it is on the road. I really need to get driving but i feel like giving up, i just cant seem to get it


 

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