All posts tagged: Phobia Disorders

Ask What You Want Wednesday: Struggling to Date with Emetophobia

I struggle with dating a lot and I severely struggle with Emetophobia as well. For years my emetophobia has just been a fear of vomiting in front of others and embarrassing myself. However, lately I have actually been vomiting in social situations, especially when I see a guy I am interested in. I am so ashamed of this and I’m trying to find the humor in it, but I am terrified that if I start to date this guy that I won’t be able to do it because of the vomiting. I would love to hear your thoughts. Guys, this questions rocks because I definitely have not talked about emetophobia — and my history with it — nearly enough on this blog. I was  excited to see this message in my inbox because I sometimes forget how experiences that feel so isolating are actually shared experiences. Thank you for sending in this question. And buckle up, this is probably the longest Ask What You Want Wednesday in the history of this blog. First off, there may be a physiological …

Welcome

Welcome to The Anxious Girl’s Guide to Dating. For several years I’ve contemplated starting a blog that shares my experiences and insights into the world of dating. My whole life I have dealt with anxiety in various forms and few things have made me more aware of my anxiety than dating. Technically I’ve had doctors tell me I’m living with Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Non-technically I’ve just always known I’m “always nervous.”  Sometimes, something as simple as picking up a phone can feel like scaling the side of a volcano. Pooping in public restrooms (more on that later) can feel impossible. I once had to bribe myself (more on that later, too) to kiss a guy on the forehead while he was asleep. I’ve created this blog in hopes of creating a space for people — boys and girls — who also navigate the world through the lens of anxiety. Phobia disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, panic disorder, anxiety disorders, etc….sometimes it’s just nice to read a story and go “yep, totally been there.” I will share it …