OR...have you considered therapy to try to get through it and no longer have to deal with it?
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Jaye.Yes it is more common than we think & for the sufferers is quite debilitating. I've had a small taste of what it must be like, because I had a short bout myself, but it was after serious trauma, so it was basically just getting over it. Than
Genna...Maybe you know this, but your "fear of clowns" is more common than others would think. Apparently this begins in childhood (which makes sense) Just recently my eldest son told me he HATES clowns. Hate must be the macho fear! LOL
Definitely! Mine began after a visit to the circus as a little girl. I have to keep remembering that "clowns are people, too." I know how your son feels. Lol.
Oh yes, they are real. As strange as you think yours may have been, there are some beyond belief. This makes it so much worse, because the victim is too embarrassed to even speak of it. Glad you handled yours.
ladders & panic? I used to try to fight my fear of heights. got up on ladder to wash windows & FROZE in utter fear & panic. Stood there totally still, crying for over an hour til my husband came home from work!! I was 8 mos. pregnant! d
I can relate. My son has to put up our Christmas lights and take all the decorations out of the attic.
Another phobia is haunted houses (even the fake ones). I freeze and absolutely cannot move! I'm not much fun anymore unless you don't scare me!
Too many accidents occur because of ladders. It's scary for sure.
Astar...and I have a permanently painful ankle to prove what you just said!!
That's horrid! Roaches are disgusting. Phobias are "irrational" fears. I think you have a rational fear of roaches!
Of course it's their fault! Isn't everything our parents fault? Seems to me that's the one thing that continually gets handed down automatically.......since Adam & Eve to be exact, if we believe that tale!
Paula, I can't tell if you're being factious. Actually, I think I was born with the phobia from a past life, but as I said my parents laughed at me. I had basically good parents, but daddy tried to make his little girl tough.
LOL.MzB...I was being my usual "sarcastic" self..referring to how at some point we ALL have a tendency to blame Mom or Dad.( a kind of generational thing) I'm sure you had great parents just by knowing YOU! I blame my parents 4 all bad things LMAO!!