(Closed) NWR: Irrational fears, anyone? ;o)

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Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

LOL I have to watch that Maury episode. That sounds funny. Wow balloons? They are so pretty and fun. I guess I never experienced having a phobia so its hard for me to understand, but my Aunt is deathly scared of Frogs. SHe even has gone to counseling or seeked help for it. I tell her, you are so much bigger than them! The counseling hasnt helped her yet but I believe there are ways to over come things. Like my Grandma used to smoke then went to a hypnotist and just like that quit smoking. So maybe that might help for your fears?!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

HAHAHA!!  I dont meant to laugh but I have this image of a giant Maury cotton ball or a balloon chasing people around.

The only fear I have is flying.  I am TERRIFIED. TO. DEATH. to fly.  Im a little calmer with Darling Husband flying with me (bc if we go down, we both go down) but ugh…flying is the worst.  I even hate when he or my parents are flying and I am not.  Im getting a panic attack thinking about this

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

That Maury video is hilarious. I have an irrational fear of being buried alive.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@Kelly – I’m completely on board with you.  I’m terrified of flying too but I do it anyway.  White knuckle passenger all the way.  If I don’t have at least 3-5 drinks in me before we board the plane I’m a wreck.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

That is soooo weird, my two big irrational fears are balloons and birds!!! It’s sometimes embarassing walking down the sidewalk when there are pidgeons present… I wish I could get over it but I just can’t!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I have a funny story about balloon phobia! My sister is deathly afraid of them popping. About a week ago we went to a church-hosted Christmas dinner, and the entertainment was a magician. For one of his tricks he needed a volunteer to come up and help him. He picks my sister. She goes up to the front, he pulls out a balloon, and says “I’m going to put a needle through this balloon without it popping.” And he pulls out this sixteen inch needle.

Surprised

Back in the pew, my other sister and I look at each other and burst into laughter. The look on my sister’s face as she stood up there was hysterical! She looked ready to kill someone! So she holds the balloon between her hands, refuses to open her eyes, and the guy gives her a hard time because her hands are shaking. But he tries the trick anyway. And the balloon pops. *cringe* So he does the trick again…but thankfully it didn’t pop that time. She was tramautized, haha.

My phobia is needles. Pretty much anything doctor or hospital-related, really. Talking about shots is a surefire way to make me cry, have a panic attack, or pass out. Fun times.

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I know people who are afraid of birds, fish, buttons….I don’t know that i’m really afraid of anything ‘irrational’. sometimes i go around a dark corner and my heart flutters a little bit, though, like i’m going to be pounced on. Sometmes even my own house =]

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I can TOTALLY relate to the fear of birds. Oh dear, I can’t stand them. I can’t get within 10 ft of them. If theres a flock of birds blocking the sidewalk towards where ever i’m going i’ll cross the street and go around to avoid them. 

My Fiance planned a sweet picnic while we were traveling through London and that ended with me in tears because the birds got to close. Also while we were in Paris i ran for the entrance at the Louvre because of the birds while most people stayed outside to take a few pictures because of the gorgeous architecture.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

I freak out at honking car horns on the streets of NYC. I’ve lived here for a while, so rationally, I should be used to it, but I’m not at all. Seriously, every time I get startled by a car horn, I jump and grab on to whoever I’m with…some of my friends are starting to get concerned 🙂 

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@songtokwok – OMG I am exactly the same, I have definitely crossed the street to avoid going near a bird before. I even get freaked when someone else gets too close to one because I am afraid it’s going to start flying and might come near me. Lol.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I don’t know if this is an irrational fear, but I hate spiders, like with the fiery passions of hell.  Don’t even talk to me about them.  Just writing this creeps me out, yuck…

ETA: Also clowns, I really really don’t like clowns.

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