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You describe it perfectly!
by: Dawn

Hi Jen,

I am currently trying to overcome the exact same feeling and I'm fascinated to learn that other people feel the same. Your description is exactly the same as what I experience. I have just moved into a new house and knowing that the area downstairs is open plan makes being upstairs worse than it has ever been. To the point of irrational tears. We have had the floorboards and joists reinforced to attempt to appease this feeling, but it hasn't helped. I know it's more of a phobia based on this. I have read about how buildings are over-engineered and that they can take 10 times the expected weight, but none of this helps! I'm still dreading putting furniture in one particular room. I'm worried I might never be able to relax in there. It's such a horrible feeling, almost sick in the stomach at it's worst. I have read many other posts about the same phobia, but so far, no revelation about how to make it go away! So many kind architects have taken the time to explain how buildings are put together, but the originators of the posts can't see past the fear.
Have you come across anything since you posted this?


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