Hi,ShrinkingViolet here. I'm a 40 yr old agoraphobic housewife. I've struggled with varying degrees of anxiety and panic throughout my entire adult life. I've had some great years and, more recently, some horrific ones. The panic got increasingly worse through the years and I just got so tired of the constant struggle to feel safe when out of the house without my husband, something that I used to truly enjoy. I'm now going on the third year of self-imposed exile and decided I've had enough. I need to get out on my own again and I hope to find the support here on this website that I can't seem to find in my 3-D life.