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    Gamaphobia

    The fear of dedication

    Kids with trauma or a mental illness like depression or anxiety are more prone to commitment issues, causing many kids around high-school-leveled ages to be less up to dedicate to certain activities or opportunities. Not only that, but many teenagers are not committing correctly to what they are experiencing. “A lot of times I don’t feel like I can try to get to know people before getting into relationships” freshman Elaina Schiller says. Many times, people rush into their time with each other and don’t realize that it is hurting their relationship. Some only commit halfway or don’t even put effort into their activity. Numerous people also blame others on why they cannot be faithful to their opportunity. They will blame others or non-related things on why they aren’t focusing on their chance. The way there are different people who commit differently or are scared in different ways is because there are different forms of commitment issues. Fearful avoidant; being scared something negative might occur, dismissive-avoidant; feeling apathetic to needing and/or wanting the idea, and anxious-preoccupied, being worried that the other side of the party doesn’t want and/or need you. 

    But how can you fix this toxic behavior? Well, as this article said earlier, there are different types of commitment issues. Knowing which you act on can help with how you approach your problems more sufficiently. Maybe if you feel as if you are fearful-avoidant, go to a close loved one about the opportunity you have to face. If you identify as someone who is dismissive-avoidant, then maybe you should think before you act. Would it be easy to get where you want to without this moment? Lastly, if you believe you might be anxious-preoccupied, ask the other party about their true feelings. They might really like you to be on their team.  Having weekly to monthly therapy sessions may also be very helpful to many issues with depression including fear or issues with commitment. There are professional therapists and psychologists who work specifically with lessening issues and fear of commitment as well, if you feel as if this is a genuine issue that would take more than personal development, or need to specifically work on this problem in your life. Start to think less about the negatives about this opportunity, but instead focus on the positive side of what could be helpful or fun in this aspect.

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