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My Life With Arachnophobia
Fear Of Spiders
I've decided to write this page about my Arachnophobia. I've had it for as long as I can remember, and although, it never gets better, it doesn't get worse either. Maybe someday I'll come up with a way to get rid of it, but as many years as I have already tried, I don't think it will ever go away. According to Wikipedia, about 55% of women and 18% of men in Western societies have this same fear. Are you one of them?
How I Live With It
My mom says it's her fault that I have this unreasonable fear. When I was about 2, we used to get wood spiders under the eaves of our windows on our house. My mom thought it was great fun to tease them. I would be watching her through a window, and being 2, and very little, you can just imagine how scary it would be to have this big spider coming at you.
My fear is so great that I can't even get close enough to a spider to kill it. I absolutely HAVE to have someone else do it for me. If there's no one around to kill the spider for me, I go out of my way to avoid it where ever it may be. My husband thinks that spiders are cool, so you can imagine how scared I am in my own basement most of the time.
I don't get paralyzed like some people with the same fear, and little spiders don't bother me, but keep those big ones away from me. I will scream if I'm startled by one.
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How About You? - Are You An Arachnophobe Too?
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