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Fear of Commitment

3 Signs He Loves You But Is Scared of Commitment

Adam LoDolce | Posted 10.03.2016 | Women
Adam LoDolce

Has this ever happened to you? You meet a guy and the sparks are clearly there... there's no denying that he has feelings for you and all signs are pointing to that four letter word -- LOVE -- but then without warning he pulls away emotionally.

The Paradox Of Commitment

Lindsey Kesel | Posted 06.30.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Lindsey Kesel

All I know is I want someone waking up next to me because they want to be there, because they chose me again that morning, not because of that conniving little word "commitment."

How to Overcome Fear of Commitment

Moshe Ratson | Posted 10.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Moshe Ratson

We all have friends who do not seem to stick to one partner on the pretense that the partner is not good enough for them. Gamophobia or fear of commit...

Why I Pushed You Away Even Though You're All I Want

Unwritten | Posted 05.12.2016 | Women

People spend their whole lives looking for someone to love them, but when it happens to me, I have the overwhelming urge to un away.

Do You Have Commitment Fomobia?

George Sachs, Psy.D. | Posted 06.08.2015 | Healthy Living
George Sachs, Psy.D.

The Fear Of Missing Out can be clear symptom of, and defensive response to, an even greater fear of romantic commitment and intimacy. True intimacy, shouldn't be rushed, constantly questioned, or endlessly tempted by Tinder 24/7. If that's what you're experiencing, you've got some work to do.

Why All the Single Ladies Want to Stay That Way

Ashley Crouch | Posted 05.30.2015 | Women
Ashley Crouch

You need a healthy fear of marriage like you need a healthy fear of the ocean," a friend poignantly remarked the other day.

Does This Word Terrify You?

Mary-Lou Stephens | Posted 01.13.2015 | Women
Mary-Lou Stephens

Often, I felt like a trapped animal. My partner was getting too close. It terrified me. And that's the way I'd acted in many of my previous relationships: Fight or flight.

4 Signs He Will Not Commit

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 12.07.2014 | Women
Dr. Gail Gross

If someone loves you, they want to be with you, they are invested in you and they feel proud of you. They feel obligated, responsible and committed to your relationship. Don't sell yourself short.

Confessions Of A Commitment-Phobic Woman

Dyanne Brown | Posted 11.26.2014 | Women
Dyanne Brown

I believed that every woman was supposed to be salivating to walk down the aisle and marry the man of her dreams. I kept waiting for that feeling to kick in for me. It's been 36 years and I'm still waiting.

When Should You Give Someone 'The Benefit of the Doubt'?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 12.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Trust the early signs of someone being resistant and fearful of intimacy -- of using lateness, a judgmental attitude and emotional distance to push you away.

Intimacy: One Woman's Search for the Relationship Holy Grail

Jennifer Nagy | Posted 11.19.2013 | Women
Jennifer Nagy

A funny thing happened. It was a classic "boy meets girl" scenario, but with a unique twist: the boy in this scenario was moving to London, England in just over two weeks.

What Monster of Protection Have You Created? (Guess What? It's Keeping You From What You Want)

Holly Sidell | Posted 11.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Holly Sidell

We all have the power to change our lives and begin to draw in what we long for; it starts by going inward -- with compassion -- to see what monsters of protection we have created.

When an Activist Fears He's Become a Conformist: Ask Noah

Noah Kass | Posted 04.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Noah Kass

"My partner and I have lobbied for the right to marry for six of the last nine years we've been together. Now it's completely legal in New York and we're over the moon about it. We decided to get married. Except now I'm feeling scared."

The Scariest Thought You'll Have Before Marriage

Sheryl Paul | Posted 02.02.2013 | Weddings
Sheryl Paul

At the very core of it is the fear of loss, the fear that just when you open your heart to loving this person completely, something tragic will occur that will take him away.

Commitments and Home Runs

Amanda Slavin | Posted 01.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Amanda Slavin

I don't want to have trophies on my shelf showing how may home runs I hit. It's not about the ego validation or the fact that I "won the game" for the team. It's about believing in myself, believing in committing to doing whatever I want to do and then actually taking the action to do it.

Are Today's Young People Afraid to Commit?

Mary Pritchard | Posted 12.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Mary Pritchard

It would appear that we can't seem to commit to anything these days. And ironically, some are blaming the very social media that was invented to help us stay connected in the first place.

Myth Of Male Weakness And The Three Date Rule

Posted 02.28.2012 | Women

Hugo Schwyzer | Role/Reboot We baby men. For all the very real progress we've made in recent years in breaking free of unhappy sexual stereotypes...

The Casper Effect: Why Men Disappear

Jill Di Donato | Posted 04.22.2012 | Women
Jill Di Donato

"There's a term for when a guy stops calling," my hairdresser tells me as he curls my tresses into a Joan Crawford wave à la Mildred Pierce. "It's ca...

The Only Person You Meet In A Relationship is Yourself

Erin Joy Henry | Posted 02.11.2012 | Women
Erin Joy Henry

When a man says he does not want a relationship with you, he means he actually doesn't want a relationship with you.

The #1 Thing That Can Sabotage Your Engagement

Sheryl Paul | Posted 02.07.2012 | Weddings
Sheryl Paul

Until I learned how to challenge fear's arguments, I was a helpless pawn under its rule, a victim in a dark forest. It was, in short, misery.

Herman Cain Accused of Affair -- Being Unfaithful Does Matter to Our Country!

Judith Barr | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics
Judith Barr

Herman Cain has once again been accused . . . this time of having an extra-marital affair. He has denied it. The media is a flurry with the revelation...

You're Engaged. So Why Are You Obsessed With Your Ex?

Sheryl Paul | Posted 01.21.2012 | Weddings
Sheryl Paul

My clients are always surprised, then relieved, to learn that thinking about an ex is a normal part of being engaged.