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Spiders, Snakes and Wives…Oh My! Our Biggest Fears

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Whether it's spiders, snakes, relationships or heights, everybody has some sort of fear. I took to our Facebook page and asked you what your biggest fear was for our Question of the Week.


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Spiders

 
 

Arachnophobia, or fear of spiders, is something I can totally relate to. Ever since I was a little kid, I have hated those little 8 legged pests with every fiber of my being. From the smallest, to the biggest, it doesn't matter, I hate them all. To counter my fear of spiders, I actually got a tattoo of a black widow on my right arm to look at all the time. I have to admit, it has helped a little bit, but when it comes right down to it, when I see a live spider, I go into panic mode. Want to conquer your fear of spiders? Check out the link below.

 
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Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Relationships

 
 

Any type of relationship is a huge step in your life. Whether it's marriage, or a serious long term relationship, they all are pretty scary...especially if you have ever been burned. Some people are just destined to be single for their entire lives, while others, like myself, may take a few tries to get the right one. Trust me, I've been on both sides of the fence when it comes to getting burned on a relationship and neither side is fun. In fact, I'm probably not the wisest person to be talking about relationships, because of my past "player" status. It took me several tries to finally be in one that I am 100% happy with, but once you get to that point, you just know it's right. If you are looking for some tips on relationships, then check out the link below.

 
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Scott Barbour/Getty Images

Needles


 
 

Trypanophobia, or fear of needles, is another fear I can relate to. I don't like them at all and cringe at the thought of one going in me. In fact, I'm not sure if I hate needles or spiders the most. Nevermind, it's still spiders. Anyway, according to several websites, including About.com and Wikipedia, about 10% of Americans are afraid of needles.  Like I said, I am one of them.  The funny thing is, is that I'm not scared of tattoo needles, but you get me in a doctor's office, I'll curl up in the fetal position and cry myself to sleep.  Call me a wuss, but needles are bad, mkay! Follow the link below for 7 steps to help you out with your fear of needles.

 
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Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Heights

 
 

It could be being on a bridge, a tall building, on an airlane, or simply a roller coaster, but the fear of heights, or Acrophobia, can definitely get your blood pressure up and your heart beating pretty fast. I know I get a little nervous when I'm up pretty high in the air, but some people won't even get on a ladder because of their fear of height. There are several types of phobias when it comes to heights. Check them all out by clicking on the links below. I also included a link to a video that our buddy Rudy posted a long time ago that shows you what it's like to climb a tall radio tower. If you truly have a fear of heights, I don't recommend that you watch it.

 
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Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Snakes

 
 

Can you imagine being on that plane with Samuel L. Jackson or maybe sitting in the middle of the pit at the Sweetwater Rattlesnake Roundup? If you can't, then maybe you have a fear of snakes or Ophidiophobia. I'll be honest, they are a little intimidating, especially rattlesnakes, but I'd much rather pick one up than mess with any spider. For some people, the thought of touching these slithery reptiles makes the heart race, the sweat pour and cause a need for another pair of underwear. There are several ways to concur your fear of snakes. In fact, check out the links below. I also included the link for more info on the Sweetwater Rattlesnake Roundup. I mean, the best way to conquer the fear is just go see a bunch of snakes, right?

 

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