I was wondering what irrational fears people have and how they came about? How have you guys learnt to deal with them?
When I was very small my grandmother thought it was in my best interest to give me a bubble bath. I apparently screamed blue murder but she dunked me in anyway. It’s the strangest thing, but I could not take the touch of foam or bubbles from that time on.
It was a problem in that my mom had to get special non-foaming tooth paste lol. I can brush my teeth now with normal tooth paste but I can’t watch myself in the mirror. The foam creeps me out and I have a serious fear the water will run out in the tap before I can rinse LOL. I also cannot watch people brushing their teeth in movies UG!
I have learnt to deal with it somewhat by trying to rationalise my fears and tell myself its silly. (Mostly the thought that I can rinse them off soon or wipe them off with a cloth, just be cool) I can take bubbles/foam on small sections of my body at once like on my hands while I wash the dishes, or shaving cream on my face. I still will not have a bubble bath, get into an extremely foamy ocean if I have a choice or drink a foamy drink.
I guess you never know how your actions might affect someone else for life… It’s the strangest thing. I can defiantly have a good laugh about it and to some degree I might be able to apply mind over matter in a situation (You know those life and death bubble situations that might come along) but why tempt fate.
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