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Fear of Commitment in Relationships

  • Do you find yourself getting close to someone in a relationship and then backing off?
  • Do you worry that you might be too picky in relationships and quickly end a relationship before it gets too serious?
  • Do you have a history of choosing unhealthy or unavailable partners?

If so, you may have a fear of commitment.

Commitment can be a scary word for some people because of the implications of what it means to commit.  For many, commitment symbolizes loss, feelings of being trapped or controlled.

Committing to another person involves consideration of another person’s thoughts, feelings and needs which implies a change in or loss of independence in activities and decision-making.

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August 24, 2011 Posted by | Commitment, Fear of commitment | Leave a comment