contact a museum curator and ask for a tour of the arachnids. these are dead and can't hurt you. read op on them and find out about their good qualities. then go to a pet store and see a tarantula in a tank and just watch it a few times. on your next visit have the sales person take it out and watch it on their hand. then make another visit and touch it. do this in "baby step" progression. if you take things one step at a time slowly, you will get over your fear and learn a lot, too.keep cobwebs out of all the corners and under furniture in your home to discourage them from being in your house. I still get the willies if I see one scurry by unexpectedly but I can handle tarantulas without fear.good luck and God Bless.