Fear of Change

nona123 By nona123, 6th Jul 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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The difficulties and effects of living with a fear of change.


There are many different fears in the world, and they all have different names. My greatest fear is Metathesiophobia - fear of change. For me, it can range from a change in a weekly schedule to massive life changes such as a move to somewhere new. This fear can simply make me very grumpy or in the worst cases can make me feel so completely lost and out of control that I just break down.

It is a hard fear to deal with, especially because life is so full of changes that it's impossible to escape it. Even in my day to day life there are things which make me freak out inside, and I have to work really hard on controlling my reactions to it.

Considering that life is full of changes, you can imagine that this fear is a constant battle. It effects everything in my life, it made me terrified of getting into a relationship and now I'm terrified of each new change that happens within the relationship.

It's not just the fear before hand that it hard to deal with, for example the panic and non-stop worry, but also the after effects of the change happening. Sometimes I find my self sinking into mild depression (which I have had previously) simply because I don't know how to respond to what is happening. I get worked up and confused, and I often find myself feeling very emotional from being completely exhausted under the strain of it all.

It is a difficult fear to try and explain to loved ones too. As it is not one of the phobias that we hear about often, most people that I have tried to explain it to aren't really able to understand, and so when I react to something, they aren't able to fully support me as they don't know what they are supporting.

I live for the continuity of life and look back with some anguish at past events that caused a great deal of changes in my life. However although these changes are difficult to face at the time, I do not regret them, I simply do my best to adjust and move on. Sometimes this is more difficult than others, but I get there in the end.


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author avatar Steve Kinsman
7th Jul 2011 (#)

Very nice article, nona123. We all wrestle with this fear, but change is the only constant in life. Thanks for a great share.

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author avatar Gemma Linas Buquiran
30th Apr 2012 (#)

what a nice! change is realy nice...

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