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Chronic Worrying: Obsession With Life's What Ifs

Updated: Oct 29, 2022

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Chronic Worrying

Obsession With Life's What Ifs

Written by Randi Fine, Narcissistic Abuse Expert

Narcissistic Abuse Awareness and Guidance with Randi Fine

"I am an old man and have known a great many troubles; but most of them never happened." ~Mark Twain

Though it may seem like chronic worrying helps to predict the future, avoid surprises, and control the outcome, it is just an illusion. Worrying about the future does not make life safer or more predictable. It causes anxiety and consumes us with fear.

Worry, a form of speculation, is a natural response to life’s uncertainties. Everyone worries from time to time. Occasional worrying can be purposeful. It can act as a motivator.

We live in a culture and an era that promotes worry and stress. With news playing twenty-four hours a day, we hear about the econ