There are many people out there who go long stretches without being in a relationship. Sometimes it is due to busy schedules, but many times it comes down to a fear of commitment. This term can mean many things. Some are afraid of rejection by a potential partner, while others are afraid of losing autonomy for which they have worked so hard to gain. Relationships can be scary. They give someone power over us that can really hurt if not careful. Sometimes it is easier to protect ourselves by not committing. However, is that truly living?
- I surmised that he went for the less attractive girls to boost his self-esteem so he wouldn’t get rejected.
- He has also said that when he falls for someone, he falls really hard, and he doesn’t want to be the one who falls harder than the other.
- Fear of commitment also happens within relationships where one or both partners hold back, refuse to give themselves fully, always wearing their protective shields.
“His fear of commitment is actually a fear of rejection. Deep down he would love to be loved, appreciated and understood, but he fears rejection from the girls he is most attracted to.”