Q: I've always dreamed of traveling to Europe for my honeymoon, but my fiancé won't go because he's afraid of flying. Aren't there drugs he could take to knock him out?

A: There are, but that won't solve the problem. For many people, fear of flying isn't just a mild condition—it's a crippling phobia. According to Sheryl Green, a clinical psychologist at St. Joseph's Healthcare in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada a person suffering from aviophobia approaches the thought of air travel by thinking about a recent plane crash he saw on the news or recalling a previous traumatic plane-related experience (intense turbulence, panic attack). He may know that flying is statistically safer than other modes of travel, but his brain doesn't care. "Cognitive behavioral therapy and education about how planes work can help conquer the fear, but it will take time," says Green. Suggest to your fiancé that he join a support group where he can talk to others who experience this anxiety. Meanwhile, you need to be patient and plan a romantic road trip or cruise for your honeymoon in exchange for the promise of that European sojourn once your fiancé is able to fly without fear.

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