"I can't abide them even now and then"
August 13, 2008 10:28 AM Subscribe
Strategies for dealing with a fear of men, please.
posted by anonymous to human relations (19 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I have an irrational fear of men and successfully avoid them most of the time. (I'm female, if it needs saying.) My new manager is male and I think I am going to find it hard to work with him - hard to talk to him coherently and hard to meet with him on my own. Has anyone any suggestions about how to deal with this? I haven't been able to find anything via Google.
I realise people will immediately say "therapy" but I'm looking for more of a short-term solution as I have to work with this person. I've thought about treating it as a phobia but find it hard to see how I'd do the classic desensitization thing in this situation.
Apologies if this prejudice hurts anyone's feelings - I do realise it's irrational and stupid.