for no apparent reason at all…If this sounds familiar I must tell you that you are not alone!Many women have experienced this before in their relationships… If you have been in a situation like this before, THIS IS NOT YOUR FAULT!The first step is being open to change, and wanting to make the changes in your life and your thinking that can help you be less anxious in future relationships.For further reading Attachment Style May Factor Into Fear of Commitment Fear of Commitment?The causes of commitment phobia are as varied as the people who suffer from it.
You started tiptoeing around him and it felt like you were walking on egg shells… because at any given point you didn’t know if he was just going to explode or shut down…
And you started panicking because you felt (and rightfully so) that the relationship went down hill…
and that instead of it developing into something more intimate and close, he started to act indifferent and aloof….
For instance, normal feelings of anticipation or may be misconstrued by the person as a panic reaction, or general negative anxiousness.
Some may also just have a difficult time resolving the inherent conflict of romantic relationships — the craving of intimacy while wanting to retain their own individuality and freedom.
Or they may initially agree to the commitment, then back down days or weeks later, because of their overwhelming anxiety and fears.