Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes while discussing their phobias found out they both share the same.
During the latest episode of Amy & T.J. podcast, the couple reveal they both have the fear of being trapped, which is called "Cleithrophobia".
The former GMA3 co-anchors explained that according to the Manhattan Center for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, cleithrophobia, is the fear of being trapped.
In the newest episode of their podcast, titled, Trapped, Holmes said “There is two different ones," adding, "There's a claustrophobia, that's the fear of small spaces. Right? Okay, but then there's also a different one called a cleithrophobia, I believe, which is actual fear of being trapped.”
Holmes continued, “So if you're claustrophobic, you see a small space, you see that elevator and you go, ’Oh God.’ And you get anxiety, that's claustrophobia.”
He went on to explain, “The other is, when I see the small space, I got no problem getting in that space. But if that buzzer goes off and I'm trapped in here now, it's a totally different situation.”
Robach, 50, who was carefully listening to what her boyfriend was explaining, revealed that she also suffers from the same phobia.
“You just pulled that phobia out of thin air and it fully describes me and yet I've never heard it before,” she said.
To which Holmes responded explaining that cleithrophobia does not mean that one is “scared of the space itself,” instead they fear the “idea of being trapped in that space.”
He continued, “That could be a large room even, but it's the fear of not having a way of getting out.”
Robach while agreeing with Holmes said, "Yes you can't get out, so that's me, cleithrophobia, I'm afraid of not being able to get out.”
The couple's revelation followed their announcement last week, after an intensely emotional podcast episode, that they are still together.
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