I carefully curate my social posts to show postcard-worthy pics of my adventures around the world, share only 100-percent positive status updates about my career, and make my relationship with my boyfriend look as romantic as Jack and Rose. My IRL friends tell me that they wish their lives were more like mine. While I strive to live my best life with sincerity, the show I put on social media is far from reality. What is FOMO? The Fear Of Missing Out can be clear symptom of, and defensive response to, an even greater fear of romantic commitment and intimacy. If that's what you're experiencing, you've got some work to do. Contributors control their own work and posted freely to our site.
Dec 11, 2015 Getty Images That awful feeling of FOMO usually pops up when you're scrolling your Instagram feed and see your friends' super-cute holiday parties and exotic vacations, leaving you devastated and left out. Perel sat down with Cosmopolitan.