Do You Have A Fear Of Being Single?

Often, friends will swap stories about their relationships and how happy they are. It can be easy to snicker at these stories, but for people who are afraid of being single, they might find it upsetting. Research has shown that people who fear being single have a harder time attracting romantic partners. However, there are a few ways to overcome your fear and become more attractive to others.

Common Struggles

Being single and alone can be stressful and upsetting, but it isn’t impossible to live a happy and fulfilling life. The key is to learn to embrace your challenges and enjoy the benefits of being single. If you’re feeling lonely and overwhelmed, try to focus on improving your existing relationships and taking the time to pursue new interests. Doing these things can help you feel more fulfilled and give you a sense of purpose. In addition, single people may have a greater sense of autonomy and self-expression than those in committed relationships. These factors are associated with higher levels of happiness in the long run, which may explain why some people choose to remain single (Reynolds et al. 2007).

Signs & Symptoms

Single people can experience a lot of fear and anxiety, particularly when they have no mates. This fear can cause them to settle for less than they deserve or stay in relationships that are unhealthy or unsatisfying. They may also be afraid to break up with their exes. This can lead to a lingering longing for them, which can make it more difficult for them to get over breakups or find new romantic partners. It can also make them feel like they’re being criticized by others, which can make them feel insecure. Finally, they may also believe that being single means that they’ll die alone. This is a common myth that can cause people to be anxious about being single and make them choose an unsuitable partner or stay in dead-end relationships way past their expiry date.

Treatment Options

There are many treatment options available for people who experience a fear of being single. Some treatments include talk therapy, exposure therapy and anti-anxiety medication. Oftentimes, this fear is linked to past experiences of being abandoned and feeling unloved. It can also be a result of social conditioning. If you are worried about not finding a partner, it can be helpful to build a strong support network of friends and family. This will help you to cope with your feelings and avoid letting this fear get the better of you. Similarly, a mental health specialist can help you identify your fear and determine the best treatment for you. They will ask you about your life, how you are feeling and what triggers your anxiety.

Contact Us

One of the best ways to overcome your fears is to make an appointment at Cornell & Associates Marriage and Family Therapy. Our team of professionals will help you regain your mojo in no time. Our services include a variety of mental health counseling treatments for a wide range of issues including addiction, anxiety, depression and ADHD. Our highly experienced and credentialed practitioners can help you find the right solutions for your unique needs. Call or book online today! We’ll be happy to discuss your specific situation and provide you with a free consultation. Alternatively, you can stop by and get a closer look at our office. Our office is located at 41 Union Sq W, Ste 1328 in Manhattan, New York City. We’re conveniently open late to accommodate your busy schedule!