Coming home

@Debs_place (10551)
United States
February 4, 2008 8:19am CST
Paranoia strikes deep. Every time I go away on vacation, as I am coming home, I start getting tense, I get this feeling that something terrible went wrong while I was gone. The pipes broke and the house flooded or it burnt down or someone broke him and the place was vandalized. You get the picture. Am I the only one who this happens too? How do you cope?
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@Rozie37 (15505)
• Turkmenistan
5 Feb 08
Is there anyone who can house sit while you are gone? You can call them periodically to make sure that everything is alright. Maybe you need to speak to a counselor about your fears. Does it only happen when you leave for vacation? Perhaps something happened in your childhood that triggers this feeling of panic for you. I would definitely talk it over with a clergymen or someone.
@Debs_place (10551)
• United States
5 Feb 08
Well house sitters cost money, so that is out. I think I am just a paranoid person, I am lucky, my family and sister are always like that, checking if the doors are locked 8 or 10 times, making sure the stove is off just as many times. For some one reason, it strikes me as I am driving home ...it is just a feeling that something has gone wrong. I think part of the problem is boredom from the long drive, the mind wanders. Fortunately I don't get to go away to often.
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@Grandmaof2 (7604)
• Canada
4 Feb 08
Enough to drive you nuts isn't it ? I don't have the feelings when you do. It hits me before I ever leave home, thinking about all the crap that could and probably will on wrong the highway. It's crazy.
@Debs_place (10551)
• United States
4 Feb 08
Well, if I was taking my 10 year old minivan, I would be thinking that, but we took my husband's relatively new truck so we were not worried about breakdowns that much. My minivan had a problem on the Sunday before Christmas, leaving us driving home at night, in December in NY with out heat or lights or radio or anything. Somehow, we did make it home that night and I got it fixed on the 26th
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@naty1941 (2336)
• United States
4 Feb 08
I come from the tropics and did not know what winter can do to water hoses in the yard. One day I came home from work and found that the water hose in the yard had frozen because I had left a little water running. Very interesting situation!
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@Debs_place (10551)
• United States
4 Feb 08
Oh yes...you were lucky though..the water pressure could have built up causing the pipe to burst inside the house. Water damage is very scary.
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@polachicago (19143)
• United States
4 Feb 08
Thinks can happen when you are away. Good idea to give house key for someone who can check it out once a while...
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@Debs_place (10551)
• United States
4 Feb 08
That is true, but I wonder what they would be able to do and then I would get a call knowing there was a problem and I would be a nervous wreck the whole trip.
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@GardenGerty (90960)
• Marion, Kansas
6 Feb 08
I get that way if I am gone more than a couple of days. My dad was like that and I just thought that it was an inherited tendency. It is awful to feel the anxiety that comes up.
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@Debs_place (10551)
• United States
7 Feb 08
Yup..I get the knot in the stomach, and tense up...and the drive gets longer and I get tenser, yes it is terrible..but I have learned to live with it.