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A 31-year-old male asked:

Do i have a disorder if i am not concerned about having romantic relationships?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Not interested?: Without more info, it's impossible to say. Are you concerned about your disinterest in romantic relationships? People's timetables for these things are very individual. You may be in a time of life where you're simply more interested in other things. Or you could be dealing with a loss of some kind, and avoiding further involvements. Many more possibilities too . .
Dr. Steven Chen
Clinical Psychology 31 years experience
RelationshipDisorder: One question to ask is "are you bothered by it"? If you say you are "not concerned", they you probably don't have a disorder. Usually the criteria for a disorder is that you are bothered by it or it causes significant difficulty in your functioning in life. There are a couple personality disorders where this condition may occur. You could talk with a psychologist to see if there is something.
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology 46 years experience
Relationships: Not necessarily, issues in all our lives can make us back away from intimacy. If it is chronic however it probably needs to be addressed with the help of a mental health professional. Best.
Last updated May 28, 2016
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