fear

relationships

I Asked a Therapist Why I Prefer Long-Distance Relationships

Am I just an independent spirit, or do I have some deep, subconscious anxiety around intimacy?
Suzannah Weiss
1.17.19
mental health

An Anxious Person’s Guide to Traveling Alone

Throwing up on the boat ride to Capri could, in some alternate universe, be some type of rite of passage for the anxious.
Ashley Laderer
10.23.18
VICE Guide to Life

How to Tell Your Roommate You Have an Anxiety Disorder

A therapist's solutions to that and other anxiety-related college conundrums.
Alexandra Spiroff
9.10.18
What's Freaking Me Out

This Is Why Some People Faint When They See Blood

Vasovagal syncope is basically a misguided effort by the vagus nerve: In trying to make you chill out, it overshoots and instead makes you pass out.
Kate Willsky
8.7.18
mental health

When a Family Member Survives a Suicide Attempt

With hope comes the very real dread that he will try to kill himself again.
Erica Jackson Curran
8.3.18
mind

This Is Why You Love (or Hate) Roller Coasters

Eustress is a kind of positive stress that people actively seek out.
Richard Stephens
7.26.18
phobias

What It's Like to Have an Irrational Fear of Thunderstorms

"If the news said thunderstorms were in the forecast, I'd be too scared to go to school."
Emmy Ruijven
7.17.18
Sex

How to Stop Feeling Guilty About What You Want in Bed

Repressing your sexual desires is bad for your sex life.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD
7.6.18
death

Most of Our Phobias Are Driven by the Fear of Death

Social psychologists call it the "terror management theory."
Lisa Iverach
Rachel Menzies
Ross Menzies
6.18.18
anxiety

This Is Why It's So Hard to Sound Normal When You're Nervous

It’s common to flub your words when you’re feeling awkward.
Nick Keppler
5.22.18
mental health

Meditating on Your Death Could Make You Happier

Try this death meditation to feel a little happier about life.
Tracey Duncan
3.1.18
Living With It

Owning Your Fear of Flying Could Help You Conquer It

Don't fight it.
Kathi Valeii
1.16.18
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