The problem is they say they want to be in a committed relationship, but then they go about doing everything to sabotage their chances for love. Furman was invited on TODAY to discuss her book and how women can overcome their fears of being in a serious relationship.
Census Bureau reports single women are the fastest-growing segment of the American population, with more than 47 million, 22 million of whom are between 25 and 44. Many single women actively choose to be alone, says Elina Furman, author of the new book, “Kiss and Run”.
It’s also a red flag if your romantic encounter has had long relationships but these relationships didn’t involve any serious commitment on his or her part.
Making plans for the future that are not strictly required is a major cause of fear for someone who suffers from commitment phobia.
Some of us have a tendency to focus on the areas where we fall short. If your goal is to see this relationship grow, then nurture it. If he knows you appreciate who he is, it will only attract him more.
After two months of dating, you shouldn’t be pushing him to get married. As I said before, I believe that one year is a reasonable amount of time to get to know someone.
True commitment phobia is fear of any kind of commitment that involves other people, not just relationship commitment.