Saying is that if you want to overcome your phobia you will have to put yourself through that situation. I have fear of heights and water. In order to overcome my fear of water I took swimming lessons. Now I am pro in swimming but the problem is I only swim when my instructor is around me. When she leaves the pool I loose my courage. And because of fear of heights I am afraid of traveling in flight. To avoid this problem I always travel in flights but couldn’t travel alone.
I have started wondering is the saying is true or not. It feels like I don’t have aqua phobia or acrophobia, I have thanatophobia (fear of death) specially fear of dying alone. So in order to overcome any phobia you need to eradicate the fear of death.