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Anuptophobia: the irrational fear of being single

Anuptophobia: the irrational fear of being single

July 19, 2024

In our article "Filofobia or fear of falling in love", we review the characteristics of Irrational fear of being in love .

Well, in this article that we present today, we will review the most important factors of the phobia to stay single , a phenomenon also known as Anuptophobia .

Anuptophobia: what is it?

There are many different types of phobias that people can suffer. Up to a point it is usual to want to have a partner, since it is nice to have that person next to you with whom you can share the joys and sorrows.

Falling in love and being in a relationship is, without a doubt, one of the most rewarding experiences that human beings can experience, but many loving relationships may not go well and bring negative consequences. Anuptophobes feel panic about being single and are able to cling to a traumatic relationship in an irrational way.


Causes of anuptophobia

There are many factors that can influence when suffering from anuphophobia, but the most common factors are usually traumatic experiences of the past or irrational beliefs about staying single.

From an early age we have been educated to understand that a full life happens to get married and have children . Being single can be a failure for many people, especially for women. Social pressure causes women who do not have a partner to be labeled as "spinsters" . This label can be difficult to carry, and can cause a severe anxiety disorder if the way of thinking about being single is not corrected.


A common sign: the lattice

The anuptophobic they are usually jealous people and very dependents , with a very low self-esteem, which is influenced in an exaggerated way by the opinion that others have about them.

Related article: "Sick jealousy: 10 common signs among jealous people"

It is possible that the cause of anuphophobia is also in childhood, since the children of parents who have not created themselves with enough affection have more options to suffer from this phobia. The lack of social support at an early age It can cause children to grow up as individuals with a huge fear of rejection and who avoid loneliness at all costs.

There are many investigations that warn of future negative consequences if children are not raised correctly. But not only the lack of affection It can be a problem for a person's future development, but too much protection can also cause the person to panic when they grow up. In this sense, it is very important that parents have the necessary tools to educate their children in emotional intelligence.


The relationship with the parents will be decisive in the creation of the mental world of the child and may cause future pathologies, such as problems in their relationships .

Symptoms of anuptophobia

Like any phobia, the symptoms may vary depending on the severity of the disorder and from one person to another. The symptoms include extreme anxiety, dread and any other symptom related to panic: shortness of breath, tachycardia, excessive sweating, dry mouth, etc.

Possible treatments

When the person suffers from anuphophobia, he may be able to understand what is happening to him, but It is not so easy to overcome the disorder without the help of a psychologist .

Family and friends are important to help you in the recovery process, since overcoming any type of disorder is a difficult task. The individual who suffers anxiety, with the feelings and thoughts associated with it, mark the direction of his life, to the detriment of his aspirations, his goals and his well-being.

If you suffer from this disorder you can talk to your doctor, but it is necessary to seek psychological help as soon as possible.

Cognitive behavioral therapy can provide techniques that are efficient for the treatment of any phobia. The technique of systematic desensitization It is very useful to overcome any anxiety disorder, since it helps the patient to face the phobic disorder, since it exposes him to the feared situations reducing the behaviors of avoidance .


Anuptophobia by Den. Live at Grub-eh Pares (July 2024).


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