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Is this a phobia?

Why do I avoid looking at maps, satellite images and the Mona Lisa? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 2, 2011 - 13 answers

Knowing Your Limits/Accepting or Mitigating Intellectual Failure

I have a serious problem with being seen to be intellectually 'wrong'. I need ways to get over it [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 24, 2011 - 26 answers

I'm not over her; help me deal with her presence.

I've accepted that I likely won't be completely over my ex until after we both graduate. Considering that, how can I deal with being around her? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 24, 2011 - 12 answers

Holes. Goddamned holes.

Saw disturbing images over a month ago. Still disturbed/unsettled. Any techniques or ideas for scrubbing my brain? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 14, 2011 - 41 answers

Please help us figure out why she's suddenly afraid of places that weren't a problem before. But before "what", exactly?

Why would a 7 month old puppy suddenly develop a fear of her dedicated pee spots in our yard? [more inside]
posted by mireille on Jul 13, 2011 - 14 answers

How to stop emotional "attack" reflex?

How can I be more comfortable with my SO's vulnerability? Whenever he's emotionally open with me, my claws come out! Our relationship is healthy/supportive/friend approved, and I don't want to lose him over this. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 11, 2011 - 24 answers

Fear of Flying

I'm a terrible flyer and have to take a 9-hour flight this evening. Does anyone have any advice, statistics, tips, etc. to put my mind at ease and make this flight more bearable? [more inside]
posted by Tenacious.Me.Tokyo on Jun 6, 2011 - 31 answers

Internal Relationship Struggle in the Face of Healthy Change

I am going through a period of significant change at the moment where I am trying to address some long-standing problems in my life, and I think I am on the right track and making some real progress. My one big dilemma is related to my relationship. I actually credit a lot of my progress to my boyfriend and his unshakable support and the undercurrent of what I think is calmness in our house. BUT, I am finding myself kind of shrinking from him, and if I am being honest, feeling a sort of (shameful) disgust towards him. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 16, 2011 - 9 answers

Fear is the Mindkiller

I am a reporter. How do I become a braver interviewer? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 2, 2011 - 9 answers

How can I get over the fear of (or get OUT OF) dancing at my wedding?

Getting married in two months. GF and her family love dancing and will do a lot of it at the wedding. I want to make her happy, but I'm a terrible dancer and the whole thing is making me very anxious. What to do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 29, 2011 - 29 answers

How do I change my life from an immature lax kid to a mature responsible man?

I need help with my life especially what's going on with me nowadays. How to defeat my fear of failure? How should I start living a fresh life? How do I actually start? [more inside]
posted by Johnkx on Apr 25, 2011 - 11 answers

Can I just hire a drill sargeant to scream at me?

I want to learn how to (temporarily) show no reaction when someone is angry with me or says mean things to me. [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain on Apr 22, 2011 - 25 answers

Panic attacks while driving!

I am terrified of driving cars. I don't have much experience driving (lived in a large city and used public transportation until recently). I find myself thinking that I will get into a car accident every time I get into the car. It is especially bad on the highway, and I even experience shortness of breath and major anxiety while on the highway. Help! [more inside]
posted by Equiprimordial on Apr 13, 2011 - 22 answers

How can I not be afraid of ghosts, shadows, creepy hidey holes and other ridiculous things?

I like to think I am a reasonable, science driven individual. I’m not religious nor particularly superstitious. But something about the upstairs of my house creeps me out against all reason or logic. I hate this and want it to be different. Help! [more inside]
posted by lilnublet on Mar 20, 2011 - 47 answers

The only thing that really worried me was the ether

Is it physically possible to consume the contents of Raoul Duke's suitcase in the film "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" in the time period allotted? [more inside]
posted by midnightbarber on Mar 18, 2011 - 17 answers

Looking for books re: Fear of Intimacy

I think I have a really bad fear of intimacy. Been working on it but could do with more books or guidance. [more inside]
posted by Kamen Rider: Sock Puppet on Mar 13, 2011 - 9 answers

Not really a go-getter but need to go get a job

Please help me overcome my fear of job hunting and the self-limiting belief system that causes it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 1, 2011 - 6 answers

Too terrified of needles

Blood test failed due to needle phobia - what to do now? [more inside]
posted by Gordafarin on Feb 25, 2011 - 41 answers

Fear of the glaucoma test

How can I learn to tolerate glaucoma tests? [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby on Feb 23, 2011 - 33 answers

Please help me with my fear of being in a car...

Please help me with my fear of driving - either as the actual driver or even in the passenger seat. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 17, 2011 - 6 answers

:(

I'm a bit lazy, and a bit irresponsible. But most of all, I'm scared. Hope me. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 9, 2011 - 19 answers

All worked up, and nothing to show for it

I'm getting worked up and freaked out about nothing, have you done this before, have any solutions? [more inside]
posted by chocolatemilkshakes on Feb 1, 2011 - 22 answers

Do I dare to eat this peach?

Special snowflake quasi-stalker question.... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 14, 2011 - 27 answers

Should I stay or should I go?

Is the drive on 95 to Georgetown in DC a thing to be feared? Any tips for a noob? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 7, 2011 - 24 answers

help me move on.

How can I psychologically process being mugged, and move on? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 7, 2011 - 29 answers

This is NOT a Happy New Year kind of day.

I woke up today with strong feelings of fear, and I'm not sure exactly what's going on. I need help in getting a handle on them, figuring them out or otherwise learning how to deal because this is NOT how I wanted to start the new year. I'm also not sure if this is related to being sick, having surgery, and missing meds in the past 4 days. Please help!! [more inside]
posted by MultiFaceted on Jan 1, 2011 - 15 answers

How to stop an overblown but not totally irrational fear?

I am a grown-ass woman who is afraid of going to bed alone. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 22, 2010 - 27 answers

No longer want to have kids?

Did you always want kids and then at some point change your mind? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 14, 2010 - 28 answers

Is my mother in danger with her relationship?

Is my mother's boyfriend potentially dangerous and is there anything I can do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 10, 2010 - 14 answers

I can say I hope it will be worth what I give up

I'm looking for songs where the songwriter's courage of conviction is tested by fear of negative consequences. Know of any? [more inside]
posted by ultrabuff on Nov 22, 2010 - 7 answers

Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde

Is there a way to control my cat's occasional bouts of short term insanity? It only happens at my mom's house, and usually at night. [more inside]
posted by scrute on Nov 13, 2010 - 13 answers

It DOESN'T go to 11... How to overcome a fear of yelling?

How do I overcome my fear of being yelled at, and getting all disregulated when I do get yelled at? [more inside]
posted by ShadePlant on Nov 12, 2010 - 16 answers

I'm too old to be scared of intimacy!

How do I let people love me? Will I ever outgrow my fear of intimacy? I'm in my late 20s. I'm scared of intimacy. Don't get me wrong, I'm not scared of sex. Won't think twice about a threesome, but am startled by holding hands. If a guy wants to get to know me more, compliments me, or crosses the line from being sweet to me to being sweet on me, I get super flustered. I stutter or look at my feet. I run away. [more inside]
posted by jamaisvu on Nov 6, 2010 - 15 answers

Trying to finally get over distrust of women--Stood up.

I am tremendously distrustful of women. My therapist has encouraged me to try again. I got stood up. I'm not sure what to do. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 3, 2010 - 33 answers

Hush, puppy!

We moved two weeks ago, and my dog is still in Super-Bark-Mode at everything that moves. How can I get her to chill out and be a happier dog? [more inside]
posted by actionpact on Oct 30, 2010 - 8 answers

Lasik surgery for a martial artist or prescription goggles?

Lasik surgery vs prescription sports goggles? [more inside]
posted by jvilter on Oct 13, 2010 - 23 answers

Moving to a new city without a safety net

I yearn to move to a new city, but feel overwhelmed and unsure of how to make it happen. [more inside]
posted by lucysparrow on Oct 1, 2010 - 27 answers

Jokes about Fear!

I'm doing a presentation about conquering fear (of public speaking). Do you know any good jokes on the general subject of fear? Particularly on how fears can paralyze us, or how irrational fears can be?
posted by storybored on Sep 30, 2010 - 11 answers

Fear of connection, fear of loss

Extreme fear of intimacy... how do you get over it? [more inside]
posted by 3491again on Sep 28, 2010 - 10 answers

No Suggestion Is Too Wacky

A very close family member is having scary surgery tomorrow. Me and my family members will be freaked out and bored at the same time in the waiting room for an extended period of time. Can you suggest some ways to amuse and distract ourselves? [more inside]
posted by pazazygeek on Sep 22, 2010 - 26 answers

50,000,000 Diabetics Can't Be Wrong

I need to go to the dentist. But, I have a phobia of injections. Not going isn't really an option, so what can I do? [more inside]
posted by mippy on Sep 12, 2010 - 45 answers

How do I get over my fear of sleeping alone?

How can I get over my fear of sleeping alone? [more inside]
posted by heartofglass on Sep 8, 2010 - 21 answers

Stopping the inner crazy

How do I stop worrying that history will repeat itself in regards to my relationship? [more inside]
posted by daysocks on Aug 21, 2010 - 16 answers

You don't know me?

I have a fear that people will perceive my intentions as the exact opposite of what they really are. I'm scared the people who I feel friendly towards will perceive me as hostile, rude, or uncaring. I worry that those I love the most will think I don't care. What the heck is my problem? And what can I do to straighten myself out? [more inside]
posted by chocolatemilkshakes on Aug 19, 2010 - 8 answers

How much Ativan to take

I took .5 mg of Ativan. What will happen if I take another .5? [more inside]
posted by Badmichelle on Aug 11, 2010 - 17 answers

just please don't tell me to calm down

Do I have to choose between thin+unhappy and fat+unhappy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 7, 2010 - 41 answers

Help me overcome my emetophobia

Have you "cured" an extreme phobia that you once had? How did you do it? [more inside]
posted by KogeLiz on Aug 4, 2010 - 22 answers

Fear in the doctor's office

How do I deal with the fear of a painful medical test that I'm having in two weeks? The pain will be intense but short in duration, under 5 minutes. It's a simple procedure, done in the doctor's office, and afterwards I'll be able to do my normal activities and probably won't have any lingering sensations or discomfort. And yet, I'm having trouble summoning up the courage to go through with this, to the point where I'm becoming paralyzed with the fear. I would appreciate suggestions or anecdotes about how you overcame medical fear to do something you knew you had to do. [more inside]
posted by daikon on Jul 29, 2010 - 48 answers

Can anybody else hear that?

Help me design a really frightening experience! [more inside]
posted by the latin mouse on Jul 29, 2010 - 31 answers

How to de-creepify a basement?

Are basements inherently creepy? Or is there some way I can make it so my kids don't fear our new basement? [more inside]
posted by bluedaisy on Jul 19, 2010 - 53 answers

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