Why do I have a fear of crossing roads?
Q: I have a horrible fear of crossing roads. My mother says it might have something to do with an accident I witnessed when I was 6 years old in which my 13 years old cousin was killed right in front of my eyes. How do I overcome this fear and is it possible that this fear is due to something else?
A:What you are experiencing is phobic anxiety, that is making you have the fear towards roads due to your direct exposure to the accident years back. You should talk to a psychiatrist. Meditations and therapy are beneficial.