- Mar 9, 2012
- Tigger and Willow's house UK
The usual: heights, snakes, the dark
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How traumatic! I would have a panic attack when I went to church every Sunday since the age of 7 or 8 because I was in music class at school (compulsory at that time), and the principal came in and told us we had to sing at some stranger's funeral the next day. I was up in the choir loft and looking down at the coffin I felt my body starting to float up and I thought I was going to fall into the coffin. Closest to a dissociative experience I ever want to get. After that I was terrified I was going to faint in mass, but eventually overcame it in my early 20's.I was also terrified of going to church for a couple of years because I was being bullied every week in Sunday school. I still freak out if people launch rubber bands from their fingers or toss a pencil across the room. It got so bad that I literally started praying to God not to send me to church every Sunday morning. I’ve been weary of churches since then.
I have a phobia of ladders/heights, too. I just came back from a vacation, and our guide took us to a lighthouse. I got as far as the third last portion and there was a ladder in a very enclosed space that you had to climb up. I couldn't get past the first rung so I just waited for them to come back down; never did get to see the view from the lighthouse tower.Where to start?
theres probably more but i cant think of them now
- parking the car in a multi storey car park or any car park with a roof
- getting cornered/trapped
- the dark
I can so relate! I was terrified going over this really long bridge to Prince Edward Island, especially looking at the churning water underneath me.Driving over (as a driver or passenger) high up places, bridges, quarries, etc. It’s a debilitating phobia because I actually let it control where I go to avoid them, which I know is outlandish but I guess that’s why it’s a phobia. Trying to get help because I don’t want to to control my life anymore.
Thank you. I even explained to the abusive lady that there were many so called Christians that have actually advocated the idea of killing LGBT community members and praising the murderers when they happened. I even asked her if that is truly what she wanted to happen to me and she accused me of playing the “*explict* gay card” as another excuse which it really wasn’t.Aw I’m so sorry that that happened to you! That’s crazy. I consider myself Christian but I also think you should love who you love. If you’re in a happy relationship and you’re leading a good life I don’t really see a sin in that. I know that’s against what the church says but they’re not right about every little thing. I believe that god accepts us and loves us exactly as we are, and that he just wants us to be the best we can be.