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When the Fear Is Real

My diagnosis helped me pinpoint my phobia — and overcome it

Photo by Ashley Bean on Unsplash

When I was a kid, I remember channel surfing and stumbling upon a news special about phobias. The man on my screen was sticking his hands in a garbage can, sweating and hysterically crying as if he were dipping his fingers in a barrel of battery acid. A reporter explained that the man had a phobia of germs, and with the help of…

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Comedian/Actor/Writer. Staff Writer for @someecards and @prowrestlingnet. I've also written stuff for @reductress, @BitchMedia, @hellogiggle, @Splitsider.

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