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big lifestyle change, major help needed
Posted by worriedness on 4/14/2009, 8:28 am
This might be long so please bear with me! Ever since I was a child I recall the fear of using public bathrooms. I don't know why. I don't know if it's social, a fear of germs, or both. It hasn't helped that most of the public bathrooms I've seen are dirty. The only time I remember using the bathroom in public was in 4th grade, and that was only because it was dire. After that I have no other instance of bathroom usage in public. I have always waited till I came home. And even then, I'd only use the toilet in the primary bathroom, no where else. Even on trips of up to 5 days or more, I never used it.
Now I'm going to college. Having not gotten into one of the best colleges in my city, or rather the college I expected to go to, I have to leave. I'm going some 728 mi away from my home. I'm so scared that I'm considering not even eating much. I have asthma so I'm going to see if I can use that to get my own room/bathroom. But if any of you have dealt with dorm life, do you have any suggestions?