Thursday, May 23, 2013

Pentheraphobia: The Fear of a Mother-in-Law

Pentheraphobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of a mother-in law.  This is a fairly common phobia.  Some people are not lucky enough to be blessed with a nice mother-in-law.  Some are just downright evil and have no other goal in life than to make the lives of others a living hell.  This phobia can also be caused by movies and books that portray mothers-in-law in a very negative way.
A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.
Do you suffer from Pentheraphobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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