I have a hard time traveling far from home, walking though open spaces, tall buildings, etc. Well, my daughter is checking out colleges. My husband took her to 2 of them and she understood why I couldn't go. She still has a few others to see. They are about 2 to 4 hours away (by car), and one is in NYC. She asked if I could just bring myself to help her move in, she would want that. I feel so bad about it. I would want to move her in, visit, go to the graduation, etc. The car ride for 4 hour alone is enough to give me chronic diarrhea for weeks! Also, the thought of her being that far away where I can't get to her easily is bothering me. I wish I was one of those moms that could just jump in the car and drive where ever I want to go. I am also dreading high school graduation which is held at a 2000 seat theater (not at the school) and is 30 minutes from home. I am kind of a functioning agoraphobic (whatever that is), I can work, shop, doctor appts, drive locally, etc. (sometimes with difficulty) When my kids were younger I managed to get through some of the agoraphobic challenges, but this is the hardest. Anyone else have feelings of failure, letting their family down, embarrassed, not being there for their kids???