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Fear of Commitment

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.