Wednesday, September 02, 2020


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Are you always feeling you have run out of gas emotionally? Do you have hot flashes when you ask about your wedding plans or other commitment plans? If so, perhaps the fear of commitment has kept you busy, and this is known as gamophobia too. So, whatever the reason is, you need to know that it is okay to feel these things from time to time, and with the right attitude, you can overcome the fear of commitment, and have a wonderful life.

Understand that in some extreme cases, the fear of commitment can actually be a real medical condition that may require medical attention as well, and so you might need to see your doctor on this issue. On the other hand, it may be perfectly normal for you to feel this way if you are  not romantically involved with other people.

What Exactly Is Gamophobia And How Serious Is It For One To Live With This Disease?

Contrary to popular belief, gamophobia is not just a fear of marriage, alone. It is the fear of commitment that is categorized by an individual’s inability to maintain relationships until mental and physical symptoms appear. These symptoms can sometimes be extreme in nature which can lead to panic attacks, as well as anxiety.

It is widely believed that gamophobia is more common in men, this is because men are more prone to have an ingrained fear of involvement and living a life committed to a particular individual.
However, women are just as likely as men to develop this phobia, as the most common cause of gamophobia in the past has been a traumatic experience, experienced by women in the long run.

What Are The Causes Of Gamophobia?

* Personal insecurity can lead to this phobia

* Fear of abandonment by a loved one too

*Depression as a result of circumstances beyond an individual’s control

* Unhealthy parental ties, which could be severe in the case of children raised by single parents, as a result of divorce by both parents

* Self-destructive tendencies, which arises as a result of peer pressure, and their social media presence.

How Can One Identify A Possible Case Of Gamophobia?

* Panic caused by any thoughts of marriage / engagement is a clear indication

* Inability to participate in other areas of life, especially mingling with the opposite sexes

*Fear of anything, and most times, in relation to long term relationships 

* Negative thoughts and flashbacks of past experience which triggers fear of abandonment. 

* Loss of control over life’s circumstances, and events

*Attacking oneself or another human with or without genuine reasons

* Chest pain developed as a result of too much thinking

*Motion sickness whether explainable or inexplicable

* Dizziness or fainting frequently

*Breathing difficulty alongside chest pains which was mentioned above

* Emotionally not available at all times, which has nothing to do with mood swing

What Then Are The Possible Treatments Of Gamophobia?

Like other mental health problems, gamophobia can be treated with medication, these include 
Cognitive behavioral therapy which is highly recommended for people with low impulse control as well as people who suffer from impaired cognitive behavior. People with gamophobia often take self-destructive measures, so cognitive therapy is especially useful for such people.

Counseling is also one of the treatments, and it is an intensive form of treatment and non-invasive in nature. It allows people to learn about their experiences, fears and feelings, at the same time, open up, and possibly heal as they do so. Highly recommended for those who have experienced trauma or adverse situations in the past, especially if it had something to do with a broken relationship.
Hypnotherapy is another one, but has become less popular over time due to controversial views about this practice. It is great for such people who tend to suppress their past memories and deny an underlying problem, in order not to feel its overwhelming presence at all.
Medications in some cases are often recommended by doctors, this will be either as therapy or as an autonomous form of treatment.
In conclusion, dealing with gamophobia is relatively easy as it is only a social disorder that can be overcome with a positive attitude, mindset, mentality and the right treatment.


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Being left- handed is a result of genetics and the environment to which a person is born into. About 50% of men are left-handed as compared to women and 17% of these people are twins. 

The dominance of the brain also seems to play a role in left-handedness. Most people are right-handed and their language hormones are controlled by the left hemisphere, while most left-handed people do the opposite in language hormones too. However, some left-handed people also have speech processing issues in the left hemisphere or both of them.

The genetic basis for left-handed people is really complex, and requires a wide range of studies. Even if both parents are left-handed, there is only a 26% chance of their child ending up as being left-handed. But this possibility is only possible if the left-handed gene was inherited from the father.

Again, whether you become left-handed or not also depends on evolution, and all. It can be affected by testosterone or estrogen levels during your mother’s pregnancy, and the early experiences of grasping and throwing things can affect hand use later on in your life. Finally, right hand damage in an individual can turn him into a left-handed person.
But are there other myths about left-handed people?

Yes, in the past left-handed individuals were described as evil, they were considered witches. However, even though left-handed people, presently, no longer think of themselves as terrible, weak or wrong, their lives are even more difficult.
This is experienced when they try to open gadgets, use a computer mouse, drive their cars, make spiral notebooks, and use of the school desks, and other things that were all designed to be done using the right hand.

Today, some gadgets have been designed to favor left-handed individuals, yet there are still myths and speculation going on about them. 
Most people believe that individuals are born left-handed when mothers are stressed out during the course of their pregnancy. 

Another myth is that Twins are more likely to be left-handed, and this is true because studies have found that around 21% of fraternal and identical twins are left-handed in all cases.
Again, Left-handed individuals tend to have introverted personalities, and they also seem shy and more easily embarrassed too.

The most beautiful of all the myths is that people who are left-handed are better at sports, a lot. And this is considered true because the benefit is especially strong, seen, and felt if they engage in tennis and baseball as compared to other games.
Another beautiful one is that those left-handed individuals are more creative in all their endeavors. This is because they are better at divergent thinking, and they are found in fields such as architecture, music, etc.

Again, left handed people tend to become better leaders, and this is confirmed in the lives of some  individuals like Steve Job, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, etc.
A more disturbing myth is that Left-handed people are often sick but it’s not true because Left- handed people can actually heal faster than right and, thanks to their DNA, they are considered to have better protection against ulcers and arthritis.