Gamophobia – Fear of Marriage
You increasingly dread getting married & have an abnormal & persistent fear about it, you have gamophobia.
While it may sound very untrue but some with gamophobia or fear of marriage may in fact want to marry, but their fear stops them from doing so.
Know Gamophobia Causes
One main reason for fearing marriage is individual observation. An individual can very much observe negative aspects in his or her parent’s marriage that can include abuse or physical violence.
Such experience can turn very obsessive. It can become thought consuming & all negative facets of a marriage can build up into a picture that suggests that marriages are not a good thing.
So, even if you want to get married, the negative thoughts about it are so overwhelming that you develop gamophobia.
While some aspects suggest that marriage can remain good the phobic response forces one to stay away from marriage for good. Gamophobia causes internal conflict & problems that can remain for a lifetime.
Identify Gamophobia Symptoms
A major characteristic for most fears is evasion of the object of fear. A person with gamophobia will develop an aversion to forming any type of profound relationship.
Symptoms may arise when a gamophobe gets a marriage invitation or when someone proposes for marriage.
Here are some of the gamophobia symptoms:
- Fast breathing
- Feeling of dread
- Fast heartbeat
An individual may even be too willing to let go of all friendships when he or she sees that it is getting to personal and close for comfort.
A number of effective treatments can help gamophobes overcome their fears. But, gaining awareness about the healthy sides of a marriage through proper gamophobia treatment plays an important role in reducing anxiety about marriage.
Taking help of a professional therapist can give you a good insight & understanding about yourself and exploring the reasons that keep you from tying the knot.
The fear often has underlying reasons it requires an experienced therapist to identify the root cause. This will let you to make out why you had false assumptions about marriage and real picture of what a marriage really is.