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Do you have a niggling worry that your friends are out to get you, or perhaps that your partner is going to double-cross you?

Then you might be suffering from Proditiophobia: it’s the fear of being betrayed by someone you love.

You should not confuse it with Pistanthrophobia: the fear of trusting people due to bad experiences with prior lovers. It is such a natural response to being hurt, but if you want to be in a happy, healthy relationship again, then you need to overcome it.

There are plenty of other phobias to worry you. For example, how about these Zodiac sign phobias:

  • Aries – asthenophobia (fear of weakness)
  • Taurus – metathesiophobia (fear of change)
  • Gemini – neophobia (fear of boredom)
  • Cancer – athazagoraphobia (fear of being forgotten/ignored)
  • Leo – social phobia (fear of public humiliation)
  • Virgo – autophobia (fear of being alone/undesirable)
  • Libra – decidophobia (fear of making decisions)
  • Scorpio – proditiophobia (fear of betrayal)
  • Sagittarius – philophobia (fear of emotional attachment)
  • Capricorn – atchiphobia (fear of failure)
  • Aquarius – claustrophobia (fear of closed spaces)
  • Pisces – dystychiphobia (fear of accidents)

But perhaps the worst phobia of all is taphephobia: the fear of being buried alive. Or Entomophobia: fear of insects…

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