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Germophobe

Laugh It Off: The Stigma of Living With Mental Illness

Elizabeth Hawksworth | Posted 10.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Hawksworth

So you laugh. It's funny. Because it's a joke anyway, right? People like you are funny, comic relief. People to make fun of and to brush off. Silly germophobia. Silly handwashing and rituals and constant unwanted thoughts. You laugh because it's easier than facing the fact that you've lived your whole life with this.

5 Tips For Avoiding Germs From an Avid Germaphobe

Karen S. Exkorn | Posted 02.11.2013 | Fifty
Karen S. Exkorn

My germ-phobia started at age 10 when my father contracted hepatitis from some tainted water in my hometown. Because it was a highly communicable disease, my mother had my brother and me on high germ alert. We washed our hands so much, we put Lady Macbeth to shame.

Trending: Pocket-Sized Hand Sanitizer Collections

Laura Rossi Totten | Posted 10.13.2012 | Parents
Laura Rossi Totten

When I glance at J's proud display of her rainbow of sanitizers in her bedroom, I can't help but think there are worse things than germ-free tangerine-scented hands.