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    My DW is trying hard to overcome her fear of flying. She's of the opinion that we're going to need to go to California to see her son sometime soon. So, she's been perusing self help books and videos. Some of them are online. Today, I was working on my computer when my email dinged announcing a new email...

    It was from my DW...

    It was quite simple...

    It said:

    This is what I learned today: Holding tightly to the armrests does nothing to stabilize the plane.


    Sometimes, she cracks me up!

    Tom (... she's a master of understatement!)

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    lol. i like what she has learned today.
    i must admit flying is not on the top of my best things to do list. x




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    well as someone who is terrified of flying and cant see me going near a plane anytime soon i just love what she has learned

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    What about cognitive behaviour therapy? I found it worked well for me














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    There are loads of other places for you to visit Tom if [and it`s a big "if"] your DW could pluck up the courage to get on a plane. :wink:

    Maybe you should tell her that it`s irrational to have a fear of flying...crashing yes, but flying, no. [On the other hand maybe it`s best that you don`t tell her that!]





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    Quote Originally Posted by britchick, post: 247842
    What about cognitive behaviour therapy? I found it worked well for me
    Fraid that wouldn't work for my DW Brit. But thanks for the suggestion!

    Quote Originally Posted by Slowhand, post: 247885
    There are loads of other places for you to visit Tom if [and it`s a big "if"] your DW could pluck up the courage to get on a plane. :wink:
    Hmmm... that had never crossed my mind Terry! Nope, not at all.

    Quote Originally Posted by Slowhand, post: 247885
    Maybe you should tell her that it`s irrational to have a fear of flying...crashing yes, but flying, no. [On the other hand maybe it`s best that you don`t tell her that!]
    Yeah. And I'm also not going to tell her the three most useless things to a pilot:
    1. Runway behind you.
    2. Altitude above you.
    3. And a tenth of a second ago.


    Tom (... I'm just glad she's finally trying!)

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