Intense fear of germs and contracting a deadly disease

by Dean
(Australia)

I have an intense fear of germs and contracting a deadly disease. I always wash my hands before/after eating, when I come home from school or after I have been out of the house or someone’s touched something. I try to avoid touching doorknobs at all times. I also will not eat anything if somebody hasn’t washed their hands. It’s gross. Sometimes I rewash dishes, disinfect the toilet seat and spray the counters.

The last thing I want is to get sick or get an infectious disease. My mum is the reason why I have this fear. For some stupid and non-understandable reason, she never washes her hands after going to the toilet. My brother is the same.
I know my fear can sometimes take control of my life…but at least I have good hygiene.

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