In our article “Philophobia or fear of falling in love”, we review the characteristics of for irrational being in love.
Well, in this article that we present today, we will go over the most important factors of the phobia of being single, A phenomenon also known as Anuptophobia.
Anuptophobia: what is it?
There are many types of phobias that people can suffer from. To some extent, it’s common to want to have a partner, as it’s nice to have that person in the group with whom you can share the joys and sorrows.
Falling in love and being in a relationship is certainly one of the most rewarding experiences humans can have, but many romantic relationships can go wrong and lead to negative consequences. Anuptophobes panic about being single and are able to hold onto a traumatic relationship irrationally.
Causes of anuptophobia
There are many factors that can influence anuptophobia, but the most common factors are usually traumatic past experiences or irrational beliefs to remain single.
From an early age we have been educated to understand that a busy life is getting married and having children. Being single can be a failure for many people, especially women. Social pressure causes single women to be labeled as “Simple”. This warning can be difficult to carry and can cause severe anxiety disorder if the way of thinking about celibacy is not corrected.
A common sign: jealousy
anuptophobes they are generally jealous and very jealous people dependents, With very low self-esteem, which is overly influenced by the opinion others have about them.
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It is possible that the cause of anuptophobia is also in childhood, because children of parents who were not raised with enough affection have more options to suffer from this phobia. Lack of social support at an early age this can lead to children becoming individuals with a huge fear of rejection and avoiding loneliness anyway.
Much research warns of future negative consequences if children are not raised properly. But not only the Lack of affection this can be a problem for a person’s future development, but overprotection can also cause them to panic into celibacy as they get older. In this regard, it is very important that parents have the necessary tools to educate their children about emotional intelligence.
The relationship with the parents will be decisive in the creation of the mental world of the child and may lead to future pathologies, such as problems in their relationships.
Symptoms of anuptophobia
Like any phobia, symptoms can vary depending on the severity of the disorder and from person to person. Symptoms include extreme anxiety, fear, and any other panic-related symptoms: shortness of breath, tachycardia, excessive sweating, dry mouth, etc.
When the person suffers from anuptophobia, they may come to understand what is happening to them, however it is not so easy to overcome the disorder without the help of a psychologist.
Family and friends are important in helping the recovery process because overcoming any type of disorder is a difficult task. The individual who suffers from anxiety, with the feelings and thoughts he carries associated with it, marks the meaning of his life, to the detriment of his aspirations, goals and well-being.
If you are suffering from this disorder, you can talk to your doctor, but you should seek psychological help as soon as possible.
Cognitive behavioral therapy can provide effective techniques for the treatment of any phobia. The systematic desensitization technique is very useful in overcoming any anxiety disorder as it helps the patient to cope with the phobic disorder as it exposes him to the dreaded situations by reducing the behaviors of avoidance.