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Matryoshkasystem
August 28th, 2016, 12:24 AM
For those that don't know Androphobia is the fear of men.
Despite being a guy myself, I just can't interact with guys to save my life. Not that I don't have the skills...I just freak out. Even being around other guys makes me panic. I feel my throat tighten, chest tighten, muscles tighten everything tighten like their either trying to stop me or make me turn around. I shut down in social situation with them, and can't dare think about interacting without some bad mental reaction-either my good thoughts turn bad or just don't happen-. I only just noticed this, and it worries me. For the first few times i was alone with my own dad in the bowlimg alley-not completley alone but just me and him from my family/ no one else bowling with us- i would start to panic and slightly shake.Cause even though I am shy, I don't have a similar reaction when near girls. I also don't know how to aprroach my therapist about this, and ask her is this normal.

Flapjack
August 28th, 2016, 12:26 AM
I would just open about it buddy, she's a therapist, she won't judge!! You need to get this sorted because it will hold you back in life :)

Desynchronized
August 28th, 2016, 10:33 AM
Yeah you should talk with your therapist. She'll probably help.

jamie_n5
September 4th, 2016, 01:46 PM
Well being in fear of guys is definitely not normal. You need to talk to your therapist about this problem. I am guessing that he or she will be able to help you. Good luck.

PlasmaHam
September 4th, 2016, 01:54 PM
You probably might want to talk to a therapist about this. Most phobias are harmless, but this could evolve into full social withdraw, which wouldn't be good. The sooner you talk to someone about this, the better.

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Matryoshkasystem
September 5th, 2016, 10:41 PM
PlasmaHam it already has, sorta always was at that point.
@thread I find it kinda funny how my therapist gave me a emotional journal, first and only thing is this. I just don't feel safe if I'm near a guy. Might be slightly due to surgerys-male doctors, invasive checkups-as in people watching and forcibly restrained by males-, and just how unemotional/uncaring all male figures seem to be to me-other than my heart-.