I am after some tips on how to overcome fear of flying.
I used to love flying and travelling before having kids. Travelled all over Europe and Asia. But since having kids I have been so paranoid about flying. Mainly scared of planes going down. I am just so scared that if I die then my kids will have no one to look after. My husband wants to go overseas next month and I have told him that if I have to go then I want to fly separately to him so if one of us goes down there's still another alive.
I know it's all very silly and the percentage of crashing is lower than having a car accident but i am so paranoid that it feels like it's all going to happen! Eg when I look at my kids all I think about is who's going to look after them when I die, will they remember me and how sad they will be when they find out as if I AM going to die. And I feel so anxious all the time and am thinking about things like where I should put my diary so they will find it and hopefully read it when they grow up and will know how much I love them.
This fear has gotten worse in the last year. Most recent trip was about 2 years ago and I was no way near this bad.
DH thinks I am crazy and insists we go and jokes about it eg I will let you blame me when we go down or ok I know you won't forgive me after. But it's the living that suffers! Poor kids. I would say to him.
I know I am being very silly but I don't know how to overcome this. And it's on my mind ALL the time.