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Phobia of Mail
by: Angie

I have been trying to search the internet for stories on mail phobias... or any research that has been done on it...

For the last 12-13 years, I have had a strong paranoia of mail.. I don't know if it's actually getting the mail, what could be in the mail, or the mailbox itself.... I used to have my children get the mail for me, but they are adults now and don't bother most the time.. sometimes my mailbox gets so full because I don't check it for weeks and weeks... I do get the mail sometimes.. after a month or so... but my heart races... panic attacks start...

when I have mentioned it to people who ask if I got the mail they sent.. I explain why I haven't... they think it's silly and I should just go get it.. but to me it isn't silly at all.. it's real.. like strong phobias of spiders or guns or something... I already have a few phobias.. I have general panic disorders.. but this is.... different... I was a agoraphobic at one time in my life... I still am a bit.. but I am better, thanks to therapy and family and friends.. I thought it had something to do with that... but it hasn't gotten better...

Can anyone help? or have similar stories so I don't feel all alone...

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