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We Need to Talk

How a thief gave me an irrational fear of bushes

Why asking the reason behind someone’s phobia matters

Photo credit: CS-/Pixabay

I was coming home from kindergarten with my mother when I saw two guys jump from around a set of bushes. In my young mind, they were playing hide-and-seek. But when my mother started swinging her arms and wouldn’t let go of her purse, I quickly realized that this was not the kind of game I…

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