Friday, September 18, 2009

Commitment Phobia: The Fear of Commitment

Do you have a fear of commitment? Commitment phobia affects the lives of many people. It doesn’t matter if it’s your cell phone contract, that new job or a new relationship, commitment phobia can have a harmful impact on your life.

So you really want that new phone, but you have to extend your contract another two years…ummmm never mind I don’t want the phone that bad. That new job sounds great, but it requires atleast a year commitment. You really need the extra money it would provide, but you just can’t do it. You’ve really been feeling that person you’ve been dating for the last 2 years, but you break out in hives every time you hear the word marriage.

Those who have this phobia are major “what if” thinkers. What if I want to switch cell phone carriers? What if I hate the new job? What if I get married and I meet someone else? What if…what if…what if?! You can “what if” everything in your life, but the bottom line is that it’s not going to change anything. If you hide from everything, your life will become so isolated that no one in their right mind will want to deal with you anymore.

If you suffer from commitment phobia get help, because living with an out of control phobia is not living.

What are you afraid of committing to and why?


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