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Overcoming your fears

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Posted by9 hours ago

I'm visiting my grandparents and in the bed of the guest room there's this one light brown spider that keeps disappearing. The sheets are light brown making it even harder to find! My grandparents are asleep so I can't switch to another guest room, and I refuse to sleep until I kill it. I'm especially worried because it might be a brown recluse spider, google tells me they're deadly... I'm really panicking and keep seeing spiders in the corner of my vision. If anyone has suggestions on what to do, that would really help.

外围体育投注Update: I managed to get 3 hours of sleep after the cat came in my room and slept next to me, but I woke up with spider bites on my arm. The cat should have scared off the spiders, but they ignored her. I really hope these bites were from a common house spider and not the brown recluse spiders I saw. I'll keep an eye on the bites during the next few days and see if it gets worse. Aside from that, it's morning now so I moved to an upstairs room. Maybe I'll get more sleep tonight.

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Posted by10 hours ago

I wasnt paying attention and i realised a was holding a demonic motherfucker like a hamster

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Posted by19 hours ago

Everyone in my house is asleep. There is a huge spider next to my bed. I’m going to kill it with a fly swatter and not call anyone to help. I’ve done it 100 times before with small spiders. But holy shit it’s big. Maybe my fear is making it seem bigger than it is.

I’m super scared of it though. I know it’s not dangerous (its a house spider) and it can’t hurt me, but it’s still terrifying. Typing it out makes me feel a bit better.

I’ll update once I have actually done something.

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Posted by9 hours ago

Just layed down to sleep only to feel something CRAWL ACROSS MY FACE. I managed to smash it but now I'm just kinda in shock and terrified to lay back down bc my arachnophobia is telling me that where there's one, theres more! I literally dont even know where it came from or what kind of spider it was, but all I know it that this is the first time I've felt a tickle on my face in bed that wasnt a hair and I think Im gonna have a hard time sleeping tonight and for the next few nights to come! I mean, how do you even recover from that shocking experience as an arachnophobe? Im so confused and shocked right now.

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Posted by11 hours ago

-sorry off the bat im on mobile so this might be hell to try reading-

外围体育投注Ive gradually gotten better at killing some spiders situationally- like if its on a flat, open surface and i have an object large enough to make sure i can squash it without possibly missing, then i can do it with some complaint. The floor is easy, shoes work great, especially if I’m wearing them. Walls are a but sketchier, but assuming its wide open and not in a crevice, i can do it. ceilings though? i havent killed any sized spider on my ceiling yet.

外围体育投注This one was right above my fucking bed, too. If i miss or just knock it down, onto my bed it goes. If it runs off, lost forever in my sheets. how the fuck would i sleep? so immediately i was terrified to find it, especially since the only other person in the house is asleep.

外围体育投注I WAS able to kill it in the end (thank GOD, it was a struggle) but it did end up on my bed at some point, still alive, but injured so it couldnt run off. I do worst in these situations because I cant just slam a hard object into it, the sheets are too cushiony, so i actually had to squish it with my fingers to make SURE i got it. I did use a tissue and had to wear a glove too to be safe, but jesus. incredibly stressful.

I nearly had a panic attack after i was able to kill it, and im assuming its because of the adrenaline spike no longer being used to work myself up to kill a spider. I just finished pulling apart my comforter and sheet to check for any more spiders, but holy hell.

my mom praises me when i manage to kill a spider bc she knows my phobia and knows how much i freak out at nearly any sized spider, but it doesnt feel like im actually getting over my phobia. i had to choose between sleeping under a spider all night (and not actually sleeping at all, probably wouldve gone to the couch and lost the spider in the morning and been paranoid forever), or try to kill it myself. the latter was preferred bc i wouldnt lose the spider, but it wasnt any easier than it wouldve been a year ago. i really wish i wouldnt shut down whenever i saw a spider. life would be so much easier, especially since its literally my only phobia that always seems to follow me. if anyones read this far, any tips? i know exposure therapy is pretty much the only option but.. anything to make it easier?

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Posted by1 day ago

外围体育投注Imagine, waking up early - sunny day outside. Straight into shower and get ready to hit the barbershop. Grab towel and put it next to shower, wash hair and havin a splendid ol' time. Come out of shower and dry up for twenty seconds only to see the biggest, hairiest spider I've ever seen with my own eyes be on the edge of the towel I just wiped my balls with. TWENTY SECONDS. I mean, what the fuck am I supposed to do now; get on with my life? Nah man, that's not possible. I am scarred for life. How people willingly go to countries like Australia is beyond me.

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Posted by1 day ago

So, 5 minutes ago, there was a big ass spider right above my bed. I fucking screamed, grabbed my phone, turned on the flashlight and r a n. Woke up my parents to have my dad come over with the vacuum and remove it. Holy shit I'm so glad my dad ain't afraid of spiders. Now I'm gonna sleep at the other end of the bed with constant panic and the light dimmed but turned on. Holy fuck, no idea what I would've done if it wasn't for me being just a teenager living with my parents.

外围体育投注Edit: there were another two, but this time I removed them myself holy shit I'm shaking rn

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