do you have a phobia?
i do. i’m afraid of water.
i alaways have been.
I can swim perfectly fine. i’ve never been attacked in the water by anything.
but i cant go in the water.
i realized this fear when i was 15. after jumping off a cliff into water, almost drowning and i was unable to reach shore to get out of water.
i had a panic attack.
after that, i wont go in water. for any reason at all. i will dip my feet, thats it.
i dont have a problem with not going in the water. but its the other people, who are so adamant that i swim. that i get over my fear. that nothing is going to “get me”
even though i’ve tried to tell them, they make fun of me. they dont get it.
idk why i’m afraid of water. but i can remember being 8 and not wanting to go in the lake. i remember being bribed to get in the water. so i’d jump in and get out very quickly.
i remember being 14 in hawaii having a panic attack while snorkeling. my parents didnt want to leave me on the beach, so i went out with them and the tide went out, and i couldnt get to shore.
idk why i’m afraid of water.
but please. leave me alone. because its my own fear. and im ok with it.