Anyone who knows me will know I’m terrified of spiders. It’s a well known fact. There have been various scary spider moments in my life. There was the time when i stepped out of the bath only to jump right in again and shout out for my mum to come rescue me while I was crying my eyes out, naked, standing in the bath. Not a pretty sight. Then there was the horrific event at my boyfriend’s house when the worst thing possible for any arachnophobe happened. He dropped the spider! So I had to go home and sleep there…

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As an arachnophobe, I know only too well the sickening feeling in the stomach that comes from hearing or seeing the thing that you fear so much. Mel from Melberryy breaks down the stigma attached to phobias and talks about her own experience of living with one. BOO! Hey! So as you may have guessed from the title of this post, I’m writing for all you lovely people about living with a phobia. I have already done a post about this on my blog but I wanted to do a little sort of update. Also when the wonderful Rachel said she was doing a…

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Despite being the fifth most common phobia, emetophobia is still relatively unknown, so sometimes it can be hard for family and friends to understand. Thankfully, the lovely Melissa from Geek Magnifique has some tips to help loved ones have a better idea of what’s going on. If you know someone with emetophobia (a fear of vomit/vomiting) I’m sure you’ve often had questions. Maybe they seem unusually nervous or have adopted strange habits and you just want to understand what’s going through their head. Emetophobia is a difficult and at times debilitating phobia that can have a serious impact on a person’s quality…

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