Commitment-phobic men may display some or many of the following behaviors:1.
As the light, casual conversations start to move into deeper, heavier topics, all of a sudden you’re discussing joint holidays and meeting each other’s parents. People who have commitment issues generally have a serious problem in staying in a relationship for the long-term.
Just as the excitement grows, your date starts to pull away, becomes distant and unavailable and next thing you know, they’ve done a Phantom and you’re out in the cold. While they still experience love like anyone else, the feelings can be more intense and scary than they are for most people.
Due to negative experiences and beliefs (or sometimes a personality disorder), both sexes can suffer from commitment phobia.
But more and more men seem to be suffering from this problem.
They may have no problem buying a house or a car or getting a dog.
Their fear usually is connected with making a promise to another person.
There's often an excuse that they haven’t met the right woman, or they justify their history by saying they still have plenty of time to settle down as they can have children at any age. If they have been married it's likely to have been for a short time.
Or, if they have been in a long term relationship or marriage, they will usually have a history of infidelity.3.
Many of my clients lament their stories of getting to the second stage of dating, only to have the romantic rug pulled out from under them.