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Woman terrified of newspapers

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A woman who developed a fear of newspapers after watching her mother hit her father over the head with one has told how her unusual phobia affects her life every day.

Diane Freelove, 49, cannot bear the smell of newspapers, hates to touch them, and cannot even look at them.

http://www.dailymail...ews-online.html

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Odd... but there are weirder fears.

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So, this is why the newspaper industry is dying.

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‘I became afraid of newspapers gradually over the past 25 years.’

She's 49.

‘When I was a child, my mother hit my father over the head with a newspaper. She did it in a playful, friendly way but it worried me,’ she said.

So, assuming by child she means 7 or 8, there are 16-17 years where she wasn't afraid of newspapers. There's a chunk of mising time here. Aliens?

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‘I became afraid of newspapers gradually over the past 25 years.’

She's 49.

‘When I was a child, my mother hit my father over the head with a newspaper. She did it in a playful, friendly way but it worried me,’ she said.

So, assuming by child she means 7 or 8, there are 16-17 years where she wasn't afraid of newspapers. There's a chunk of mising time here. Aliens?

The phobia must have started with her at the age of 24. Incidentally, mine is a fear of large tanks of water and I never could understand why. Having to go up into the loft of my house is a nightmare for me! :yes:

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I'm not afraid of the newspaper, but the news itself. Scary.

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Odd... but there are weirder fears.

A fear of balloons and houseplants are two that I read about quite recently.

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The phobia must have started with her at the age of 24. Incidentally, mine is a fear of large tanks of water and I never could understand why. Having to go up into the loft of my house is a nightmare for me! :yes:

right... but she's atributing it to something that happened when she was 7 ... so why didn't it manfiest until 24? ...

It is a curious thing how the mind works.

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right... but she's atributing it to something that happened when she was 7 ... so why didn't it manfiest until 24? ...

It is a curious thing how the mind works.

I think it would take a psychologist to explain the delay factor.

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I think it would take a psychologist to explain the delay factor.

Missing time?

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I dont read or watch the news. It depresses me. So I dont have to worry about it if I have that. I have a mild fear of wedding rings.

Mom and . Dad divorceed and remarried with both those also going down in flames. So I dont like the little metal bands that start it . All

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As she looks grazy anyway, the newspaper guy had luck due to her quirk anyway.

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How come i cant find anything on google about Cloephobia, i smell a fake lol

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How come i cant find anything on google about Cloephobia, i smell a fake lol

The article says chloephobia - you have the wrong spelling.

http://www.chacha.co...f-the-newspaper

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I lved with a guy who didn't like newspapers. Newspapers irked him. I don't know why. I just accepted his need to avoid them.

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I lved with a guy who didn't like newspapers. Newspapers irked him. I don't know why. I just accepted his need to avoid them.

Did you never press him on it?

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Did you never press him on it?

:no:

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Did you never press him on it?

Oh that is funny! And there is a serious irony there which you would easily get if you had my personal data.

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I'm not afraid of the newspaper, but the news itself. Scary.

I am not afraid of newspapers or news, just the Daily Mail.

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She would be the perfect spokesperson for canines abused by disciplinary newspaper action.

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