Since passing my driving test some months ago, I've been steadily improving and am becoming fairly competent. I still make occasional mistake, but nothing too bad. Only problem is, I've been avoiding parallel parking since passing the test and am now finding it really difficult to get my car into a space on a street. I used to be pretty good with my driving instructor's car and could slip into a space nicely. He did have blind spot mirrors fitted, though, and I think these gave me confidence because I could see the kerb. Might get some fitted onto my car, although my husband will no doubt have something mean to say about it if I do. It's probably because I'm out of practice and don't feel confident to make decisions about reversing towards other people's prized cars on my own. A couple of times I've ended up doing that really embarrassing thing of shunting backwards and forwards trying to get near enough to the kerb and then giving up and driving away. There is a bay for cars to park just round the corner from my house and I've twice been totally unable to get my car into it. It's very public - just outside houses of neighbours - and I get so flustered, I can't think straight and as a consequence either go in too 'steep' and hit the kerb, or not sharp enough and straighten up miles away from the kerb. When I have to drive somewhere, I worry about parking when I get there. I get very self conscious about being a woman who can't park - don't want to confirm any sexist stereotypes in passers-by I can bay park with no problem and can get the car in and out of our garage that's chocca with timber and boxes with just a teeny gap to get the car in. But parking in the street between other cars?