Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login

Marriage Phobia

by Marie Vonow (follow)
Blogs:https://minamaries.blogspot.com.au https://simpleselfimprovement.blogspot.com.au/
Commitment (74)      Marriage (41)      Gamophobia (1)     


Bride and groom
Image courtesy of Pixabay

While many people long to be in a long term relationship, there are those who have such an overwhelming fear that it is diagnosed as a phobia. Such a person may fear relationship commitment in any form or perhaps be okay with commitment itself but have a dread of the state of marriage. Both variations come under the heading of gamophobia, also known as gametophobia. In this article I will briefly look only at gamophobia as the fear of marriage.

For someone to be diagnosed as having gamophobia he/she needs to have an irrational, consistent, excessive and uncontrollable fear.



Marry me
Adapted from image courtesy of Pixabay

A person with gamophobia may avoid even talking about anything to do with marriage. The general idea of marriage may make him/her feel great anxiety or it may be the wedding ceremony itself which causes greatest panic. He/she may avoid attending the wedding of others.

What are the symptoms of gamophobia?
Symptoms may include any of the following:
Feeling nauseous
Trembling
Crying
Rapid heart beat
Chest pain
Shortness of breath
Feeling dizzy
Sweating

Are some people predisposed to develop gamophobia?
Research shows some individuals have a genetic trait that makes them more likely to develop a phobia if a traumatic event acts as a trigger. This explains why not all people who experience a traumatic event develop a phobia.

Studies have shown evidence that people who have phobias may have a serotonin level that is either too high or too low. Medication, under careful supervision from a medical professional, can help regulate serotonin levels.

Depressive conditions may contribute to gamophobia.

Are men or women more likely to suffer gamophobia?
Although women are generally twice as likely to be diagnosed with a phobia, men are more likely to have gamophobia.

Is gamophobia on the increase?
There are more people being diagnosed with gamophobia now than in previous generations. Is this because more people are developing phobias in general or because more people are being diagnosed?.Is it because more conditions are being classified as phobias?

What traumatic events could trigger gamophobia?
Events that can act as a trigger include:
Divorce of parents during the sufferer's childhood
Domestic violence
Witnessing frequent fights and arguments between married couples
Failure of previous marriage



Couple arguing
Image courtesy of Pixabay

Is treatment available
If gamophobia is distressing a person and stopping him/her from leading a satisfying life a general practitioner can help with a referral to a psychologist, psychiatrist or other medical expert.

Therapies used to treat gamophobia include:
Counselling
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Exposure therapy
Hypnotherapy

A person who has thought carefully and decided they would prefer not to get married isn't suffering gamophobia. It is only if a person has an extreme and irrational fear when they think about or encounter something connected with marriage.


# Commitment
# Gamophobia
# Marriage
I like this Article - 3
More Articles by Marie Vonow
As I write, it is almost Valentine's Day once again
129 views
I am in control, Breathe deep, breathe steady, I am over him, To move on, I am ready
184 views
We are brought up to thank people when they do something for us or give us a present
114 views
I saw this cute pic of a frog holding a heart and decided I wanted to use it as an image for an arti...
137 views
The 'institution' of marriage is just one aspect of society that has undergone considerable chang...
185 views
I like reading quotes about all sorts of topics
192 views
view all articles by Marie Vonow
Articles by Marie Vonow on Other Hubs
ID: 49392
[ Submit a Comment ]
Hi Marie, I always enjoy your inputs and read them all. I have said before keep up the good work and think of all the nice things you do for people.

David

Thanks so much for your ongoing encouragement and support. Your comments lifted my spirits, something I needed this morning! Things improved from there on, thanks.
Trending Articles
Relationships guru Dr Gary Chapman purports that there are five different ways that lovers can c...
13873 views
Recently I have heard some disastrous dating stories from my single friends
23875 views
You already might have seen and read hundreds of and I'm pretty sure that more than 80% of the ...
408 views
One reads lots of surprising information on the internet
259 views
When you hear that about 80 million bacteria are exchanged in a 10 second pash you could think 'Ew...
236 views
The sea was where she always went to be alone with her thoughts
69 views
While looking at Giphy I came across a number of gifs which are a play on words on the theme of lo...
215 views
**Men, I have found, have special ways of expressing love toward the women in their lives
501 views
If you are in a long-term relationship, then you certainly understand how there can be a need fo...
71 views
We search for Love, Because we know something is missing
76 views
Categories
 
Copyright 2012-2018 OatLabs ABN 18113479226. mobile version