Saturday, September 7, 2013

Philophobia: The Fear of Falling in Love or of Being in Love

Philophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of falling in love or of being in love.  This phobia can be caused by a traumatic break up or by just the fear of a relationship not working out.
A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.

Do you suffer from Philophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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