Healing of arachnophobia

At around the age of twenty, I traveled to a far-off country with a warm climate, believing it would be a one-way trip. I could not have foreseen the difficulty I would soon face. 

The first night of the second leg of my travels, while I was in a pretty room in the home of my host family, a big, black, hairy spider crossed the floor. I was struck with terror and revulsion at the sight and could think only of picking up my suitcase and leaving the house immediately! But I did not have the means to live on my own, so leaving was out of the question.

Suddenly I hated that place, although I had arrived full of hope. I was well aware of the irrationality of the fear that paralyzed me, but I had always been afraid of spiders, and the mere sight of a spider web repelled me. 

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