My sister's friend's sons are graduating from 6th grade tomorrow. My sister's friend is throwing a party, and I'm invited. Well, I have a strong feeling that these people have DOGS. This bothers me because I am seriously terrified of dogs. I start sweating the moment I see one. :uhh: When I was really young, I got chased by two different dogs on two different incidents). Ever since the idea of comming near a dog without me freaking out is like finding a decaying photon on the side of the freeway. I feel like its impossible to get over this horrible phobia (it has a lot of set backs, as you can imagine). I really want to stop being afraid of them...I have had little success. I have tried pretending there weren't any dogs around if I saw them, or I imagined them to be cats (i love cats), or I just quickly do breathing excercises I learned from a meditation CD. All the aformentioned brought little, temporary relief. I just don't know what to do. Anyone have suggestions? thankx in advance.