I never showed any interest in her. I read all these comments and I compare them to my literal reason. I witnessed many unsuccessful love marriages and I don’t want to pass through it. I’m 13 and I certainly have this phobia. Seeking help as soon as possible is key to overcoming your phobia and contributes to living a full and happy life. Often the suffering of people concerned by disorders increases with their own feel of shame for themselves and their disability of control. I feel like it all depends. Mine is due to parents divorce, afterwards dad did not keep contact with me, meaning not there for those educational events that girls have. I have truly been happy single but again I feel guilty because my son is missing out on having a great dad. I told myself that i don’t need anyone to be happy because people are always going to use me and they really don’t see the purpose of having me in their lives so i’m fine alone. I rely on reasons to let someone leave other than a reason to keep them close. Got all too long, well thanks for reading. I’m glad I’m not the only one. One day in my 4 periods in 6th grade he asks me out and my heart stops and I said yes. Options include therapy, medication, lifestyle changes, or a combination of these treatments. I thought I moved on from it, because there is a guy I like, but I’m afraid he’s going to hurt me the same way my ex-boyfriend hurt me. I do envy those who can move on and place all their trust in their partner. It’s like men don’t have the same feelings or something, like women are more delicate, well reality check, we’re not, men are just as weak, just don’t like to show or admit it unless 10p% necessary. Since I was suffering from them for many years but for her it is very difficult and I thank God that my sister has someone to understand her emotions. I dont mind the pain of being left its the thought that they will want to stay with me that scares me. I couldn’t believe that I wasn’t the only one who suffered through this and I almost cried out when I found someone who related to me, or at least to what I felt. I look at this love business with wonder and I don’t get it in my head it doesn’t bring anything good. He leaves people he loves. The fact that her own father was responsible for the execution might have made her believe that all romantic relationships have a tragic ending. Divorced 1987. You need time to learn to love life again, and hobbies are a small, easy way to start with that. I honestly thought I was the only one who got panic attacks from the thought of being in a relationship. the. The first guy i truly loved cheated on me and i broke it off, we got back together and he verbally and emotionally abused me so i ended it. As you might have already concluded from its root words, the definition of philophobia would be the fear of love (or the fear of falling in love). You’ve got a long long way hun, to grow, and figure all that live crap out later, besides that’s freaking awesome! Usually, individuals suffering from philophobia wouldn’t mind crossing any limits to avoid falling in love. C'mon man—you've got to be kidding, right? I don’t know if I have this phobia, but I do know that I will never, ever allow a woman into my life. A doctor or therapist will evaluate your symptoms as well as your medical, psychiatric, and social history. I hope I can overcome this for I’m looking forward to a future, hopefully children and a husband. I’m a 35 year old female who never been in a relationship (yes still a virgin).