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Does fear of intimacy require therapy?

Is it possible to overcome a fear of intimacy without therapy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 8, 2008 - 17 answers

I don't trust my gut

Should I take the job or hope I get another offer? [more inside]
posted by PinkButterfly on Aug 22, 2008 - 14 answers

How can I make time slow down?

How can I make time slow down? [more inside]
posted by changeling on Aug 18, 2008 - 40 answers

When I was young me and my mama had beef

How do I let go of the past? [more inside]
posted by prefpara on Aug 16, 2008 - 23 answers

How can I overcome my sexual shyness?

I would like to be more, er, assertive in bed, but I'm too shy. How can I get past this? Is there a good self-help book on the subject? Is there anything you've personally tried that worked for you? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 16, 2008 - 19 answers

Is the boogeyman real?

Anxieties about my own safety and that of my loved ones are making it hard for me to sleep at night. The onset of dusk makes my stomach knot. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 12, 2008 - 29 answers

How do I get people to not antagonize my phobia?

How do I get people to respect my phobia? How do I make them stop antagonizing me by showing me the thing I'm afraid of? [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain on Jun 28, 2008 - 53 answers

Frankenstein says it'll be okay

Should I have said something to the kid waiting for the MRI at the hospital? [more inside]
posted by Atom12 on Jun 14, 2008 - 20 answers

Natural clothes spray?

Is there something with which I could spray my clothes in the stead of washing them? [more inside]
posted by norabarnacl3 on Jun 11, 2008 - 47 answers

I would say "help

Basically, I want to talk to someone without feeling judged. Both now and in general. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 23, 2008 - 16 answers

Help me feel I made the right decision in moving to NYC.

How did you adjust to living in New York City? I just got here and I'm feeling incredibly overwhelmed and uncertain about my decision to move here. Any advice? [more inside]
posted by HotPatatta on May 20, 2008 - 49 answers

There's a freeze up comin' (maybe)

Post-marathon advice: I'm running my second marathon this weekend; I was very sore after my first and am convinced that an ice bath is probably my best bet post-race to combat soreness. Problem is, I'm more scared about the bath than the race. [more inside]
posted by activitystory on May 19, 2008 - 9 answers


I'm thinking of a term to describe a causation related to taboos. [more inside]
posted by jalebi on May 7, 2008 - 11 answers

My gums!

What is going on with my teeth / gums (very disgusting stuff inside)? If you, like me, do not like to hear or see sensitive parts of the body going wrong, please do not read this question. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 16, 2008 - 15 answers

Has my overactive imagination turned into anxiety?

Has my overactive imagination turned into anxiety? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 2, 2008 - 8 answers

Coming out of your shell

How do I get people to try new things? [more inside]
posted by sixcolors on Mar 31, 2008 - 51 answers

Scream Therapy?

Why do women (predominantly) scream? Is it a conscious choice? What goes through their minds when they're screaming? I've noticed that young girls do it frequently while playing in the schoolyard I live near too. [more inside]
posted by vizsla on Feb 25, 2008 - 44 answers

Made redundant in IT at 45yo. Career change advice?

TERROR! After 25 years in the IT industry in Ireland I feel like the 21st century equivalent of an expendable 19th century coal miner. I'm about to be made redundant (again) this afternoon and am gripped by terror. I don't even know now what I want. Any career counseling advice? [more inside]
posted by lndl on Feb 12, 2008 - 15 answers

There is nothing to fear--but fear itself

Okay, this is kind of embarrassing, but how do I not be a whimp? [more inside]
posted by hadjiboy on Feb 8, 2008 - 25 answers

Why is my dog scared of cooked lamb?

My golden retriever-lab mix freaks out when we cook lamb -- he whines and puts his tail between his legs. He'll eat the cooked lamb fine, but he finds the smell of it cooking distressing. I've read elsewhere about this phenomenon, but does anyone have this experience with their dog or have an idea what makes lamb so scary? Does he think we're cooking his pals? He has his skittish moments (scared of thunder, natch), but this is the only time I've seen him behave this way. And he's a rescue dog, so it's possible he had some early traumatic experience involving lamb. But since I've read about other dogs behaving this way, I doubt it.
posted by stonefruit on Jan 29, 2008 - 29 answers

How do I deal with death?

I've reached my late 20s without ever facing death. How do I deal with death when I know I will face it sooner or later? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 10, 2007 - 25 answers

Oh, good morning, Dying Alone! How have you been?

I am in my twenties, and I have given up on the idea of ever having sex again because I believe I am secretly too hideous for it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 8, 2007 - 53 answers

How can I fly?

Please help me figure out how to get on an airplane. [more inside]
posted by Cat Pie Hurts on Nov 26, 2007 - 25 answers

How to get over advanced-degree-phobia.

I want to shake my irrational fear of going back to school. It's for my own good! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 26, 2007 - 5 answers

Help me conquer my fear of driving

I need to learn to drive, but the idea scares the crap out of me. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 12, 2007 - 33 answers

am i phobic?

I am afraid to make music. [more inside]
posted by loiseau on Oct 8, 2007 - 51 answers

Maybe I can proofread the website?

What is the best way for me - a gay man living in a country where I don't speak much of the language and where gay people are relatively repressed - to promote greater rights for gay people here? [more inside]
posted by mdonley on Sep 30, 2007 - 17 answers

What should go on my reading list?

I'm doing my undergraduate thesis on the rhetorical technique known as Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt. What should go on my reading list? [more inside]
posted by ifranzen on Sep 20, 2007 - 10 answers

My brain! My relationship! Who will be victorious?

I'm extremely intimidated by my girlfriend, and I'm afraid my resulting weird behaviour is gonna ruin our relationship. Have you been through this? How did you deal with it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 19, 2007 - 21 answers

How do I stop worrying in the beginning of a relationship?

How do I stop worrying in the beginning of a relationship? (example provided) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 1, 2007 - 14 answers

Is it BS to get a B.CS when all I want is a MFA?

Should I go back for a second Bachelors Degree in Computer Science when all I want to do is write stories? [more inside]
posted by mrgreyisyelling on Jul 31, 2007 - 18 answers

How do I learn not to be so intimidated by my boss?

How do I learn not to be so intimidated by my boss? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 25, 2007 - 22 answers

My tank's on empty.

I'm afraid of the Interstate. What can I do about this fear? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 17, 2007 - 22 answers

scooter for an autistic adult?

Should I encourage my mildly autistic younger brother to buy a scooter? [more inside]
posted by willie11 on May 30, 2007 - 27 answers

Overcoming fear of success.

Overcoming fear of success. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 5, 2007 - 13 answers

Who can help with my crippling fear of flying?

So I'm afraid to fly. Are there therapists or professionals that will actually help with this? There's more [more inside]
posted by Octoparrot on May 4, 2007 - 24 answers

overcoming fear of loss

How can I overcome fear of losing someone? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 1, 2007 - 14 answers

Quitting my job after 5 months. How do I explain to prospective employers why?

Quitting my job after 5 months. How do I (or rather, "Do I") explain to prospective employers that I'm leaving because of a verbally abusive manager? [more inside]
posted by onepapertiger on Apr 16, 2007 - 12 answers

To err is human

What are some of the ways I can use to fight my enormous fear of failure? [more inside]
posted by hadjiboy on Mar 22, 2007 - 34 answers

I'm a wreck

How do you get over some of the disturbing things you read in the news? [more inside]
posted by hollygoheavy on Mar 22, 2007 - 28 answers

Shakes On A Plane

My SO (female) started laughing loudly on a recent plane journey. She has flown a lot in the past and had stated that she is increasingly nervous about the experience. What gives? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 3, 2007 - 8 answers

Do I need help?

Just as I'm falling asleep, I regularly have a brief but powerful dream in which I experience the fear that I'm about to have or cause a car wreck, and then I wake up. Should recurring dreams of this nature be a cause for concern, or are they quite commonplace and natural?
posted by The_Partridge_Family on Dec 9, 2006 - 12 answers

Fear is the little death. Fear is the mind killer.

Have you ever found yourself paralyzed with indecision? How did you break through? [more inside]
posted by lekvar on Dec 1, 2006 - 20 answers

What will it be like after nasal surgery?

I'm booked for surgery for a deviated septum on November 27th. My wife has heard 'horror stories' and now my choice is to cancel the surgery and live the rest of my life continuing not to be able to breath through my nose properly, or have the surgery and *allegedly* needing my wife to 'take care of me' for a week and *allegedly* not being allowed to let our baby near my face for more than a month. [more inside]
posted by Kickstart70 on Oct 27, 2006 - 29 answers

Suggestions for someone on the verge of starting a small business

I'm thinking of starting a small business - should I do it? [more inside]
posted by letitrain on Oct 26, 2006 - 23 answers

The Revolution in My Head - Che gives me Nightmares

So I have been reading this biography of Che Guevera, and I find it gives me nightmares... Why? [more inside]
posted by Deep Dish on Oct 5, 2006 - 13 answers

Frightening flicks involving feminine fears

Frightening flicks involving feminine fears? (This is a good question for gender studies, psych, and cinema studies majors!) [more inside]
posted by np312 on Oct 2, 2006 - 55 answers

How do I get over my fear of moving in NYC?

How do I get over my fear of moving? How do New Yorkers deal with this overblown rental market? [more inside]
posted by scazza on Sep 12, 2006 - 11 answers

Flying with Meaningful Water

I am flying soon. I would like to bring a bottle of water to security, a nice plain Muji style bottle, with a custom label on it. What should be pasted on it for this lame, meaningless, nearly silent protest? What will not get me violated or detained, but will clearly state the idiocies of fear we are now enduring? Or is this horrible, this idea?
posted by kingfisher, his musclebound cat on Sep 6, 2006 - 69 answers

Fear of flying

Comfort my wife's fears. She has recently developed a phobia of flying and we are leaving on a flight on thursday. [more inside]
posted by Hands of Manos on Sep 5, 2006 - 36 answers

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