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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Crissylite, OMG, this is me! I'm still not completely free of it, avoid certain places that involve highways, etc. Thanks for sharing.
Wow, I've never heard that description before, very interesting. Thanks for sharing, Lupita.
My mom is the same exact way!! I can remember when I was a kid she would hide in a closet. And my son has a pacemaker, and when lightening hits close to our home, he feels a small zap. It doesn't happen often, but he hates it when it does!
Ugh! You are so right, nsmile. They are awful little creatures. Thanks for sharing.
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.
loveofnight -i'm with you on that one -don't think it's a phobia, but i would say after several failed relationships, the older i get the more I think about "is this my calling -to be alone to teach others how not to be in a reliationship?"
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.
That is a new one, yoginijoy. Glad to hear you've gotten past it, for the most part. Thank you for sharing.
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.
Yikes, Renee, that's plenty. Thanks for sharing.
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.
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.
Very loving gesture to help wife get over her phobia. Thanks for sharing that, edhan.