I am wondering when a fear becomes a phobia? How do I know if I should seek help or not?
I am very afraid of bees, much more so than my friends (I am in my 40s). My reactions used by funny when I was younger, as I quickly jump from a table or move to the other side of the park or swimming pool if there is any type of bee nearby. If I am inside the house, and a bee is in another room, I need to be a few rooms away with the door shut until my husband kills it, before I can come back out.
I've noticed that most other adults can just shoo the bee away and/or barely notice it. I notice them if they are 10 feet away, become very "on guard", and have trouble concentrating on what I was previously doing or saying.
Bees do not prevent me from going outside, I have just been stung a half-dozen times and prefer for this not to happen again! Do other people have the same types of reactions that I do?
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