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What phobias do you have or have overcome?


Spiders, snakes, highways, bridges, elevators, restaurants, tunnels, the dark, water, dogs, cats, driving, bugs, clowns, public speaking, heights, or bees. Whatever it may be, how are you dealing with it, how has it affected your life, and how did you beat it?

 

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    Janis Leslie Evans (janshares) 5 years ago

    Crissylite, OMG, this is me! I'm still not completely free of it, avoid certain places that involve highways, etc. Thanks for sharing.

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    Janis Leslie Evans (janshares) 5 years ago

    Wow, I've never heard that description before, very interesting. Thanks for sharing, Lupita.


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    Janis Leslie Evans (janshares) 5 years ago

    Heather, I love your sense of humor. You're the first I've heard with balloons. Dont be ashamed, we all have something. By the way, I just made some of those buscuits this morning. It is kinda creepy to have something explode in your hand.

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    Janis Leslie Evans (janshares) 5 years ago

    Ugh! You are so right, nsmile. They are awful little creatures. Thanks for sharing.

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    Janis Leslie Evans (janshares) 5 years ago

    loveofnight, this is a very common fear, so I would say it rates as a special type of phobia. You have anxiety about it and are afraid of what might happen to you. Thank you for sharing this one.


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    Janis Leslie Evans (janshares) 5 years ago

    I understand your attitiude of acceptance, especially because there is no urgency to beat something you don't have to be exposoed to regulary. Stay healthy :-) and thanks for sharing.

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    Janis Leslie Evans (janshares) 5 years ago

    That is a new one, yoginijoy. Glad to hear you've gotten past it, for the most part. Thank you for sharing.

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    Janis Leslie Evans (janshares) 5 years ago

    Yikes, Renee, that's plenty. Thanks for sharing.

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    Janis Leslie Evans (janshares) 5 years ago

    Autumn, it was so nice of you to share this. I see you speak from experience due to your own anxieties. Your advice is absolutely correct. It's called exposure therapy or desensitization therapy. It definitely works, over time. Thanks for sharing.


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    Janis Leslie Evans (janshares) 5 years ago

    Someone else mentioned similar fear. You make a good point that it may be related to childhood, possibly fear of abandonment. Thank you for sharing, ra538.

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    Janis Leslie Evans (janshares) 5 years ago

    Very loving gesture to help wife get over her phobia. Thanks for sharing that, edhan.

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    Janis Leslie Evans (janshares) 5 years ago

    Those are difficult ones, tlbliss, especially with the history. It's good that you've kept that hopeful attitude to overcome. Thank you for sharing.

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    Janis Leslie Evans (janshares) 5 years ago

    Garifalia, first of all, congratulations for overcoming your fears. I had the same thing but got past it with exactly what you said, experience, practice, and age. I would also add confidence. Thanks for sharing.