Specific Phobia: Fear of Balloons Helpful…
My Worst Balloon Fear Comes True
Love, it’s a powerful thing! Mix that with the fear of telling my wife-to-be that I hate, with a passion, the thing she loves (sorta) more than flowers…BALLOONS. Up till now, I’ve avoided balloon; time was up.
AFRAID of balloons or not, love makes you do strange things! Notice the eyes in this picture of me blowing up balloons for my pre-wedding party (Engagement Party). My future wife did not even know my fear then and there was no way I was going to tell her!!
Joan wanted our wedding reception hall to be filled with festive balloon decorations: balloon arches, balloon columns, balloon flowers, balloon string of pearls, and hundreds of loose balloons on the floor of all different sizes.
I forced myself to deal with the negative feelings and fear the balloons triggered. It was the first time in my life I had the positive effect of LOVE fight back.
But If I was going to have balloons at the wedding, I better get a handle on this and it started, for me, with getting over the popping.
Stewart, C. (2018). Specific Phobia: Fear of Balloons Helpful…. Psych Central. Retrieved on April 24, 2018, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/humor/2018/02/specific-phobia-fear-of-balloons2/