Falling in love brings a mix of excitement and fear. Trusting someone with your heart is no small feat—what if it shatters? The fear may be rooted in deeper anxieties about vulnerability, potential hurt, abandonment, or failure. In extreme cases, it can manifest as philophobia, where intense anxiety and distress, both mental and physical, accompany thoughts of love. These symptoms go beyond the usual fleeting worries and can be overwhelming, even debilitating.
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