Skip Nav
Valentine's Day
To All the Single Women Spending Valentine's Day Alone
Valentine's Day
15 Hilarious GIFs That Sum Up What It's Like to Be Alone on Valentine's Day
Netflix
18 Sex-Filled Films to Stream on Netflix

I Have Commitment Issues

"I Have Commitment Issues"

This question is from a Group Therapy post in our community. Add your advice in the comments!

Most of the time I'm thrilled by the idea of marriage and starting a family with my current significant other. But when it comes time to really consider it, when it gets closer to reality, I panic and I'm not sure why. It's hard for me to even discuss it, it causes me so much discomfort I could just cry.

I'm prone to anxiety, so it's difficult for me to determine whether there is a legitimate reason for my hesitance or not. Any change can be scary. It's a big step. How much anxiety is normal?

When searching for help for commitment phobia, the advice is usually to seek therapy and end the relationship, don't force it. I don't think I totally fit the description of a commitment-phobe. Do you think this is an issue I can work out within the relationship? Where do I start? Any insight? FYI, we've been together for 5 years, and marriage and family is definitely the direction he wants to go.

Have a dilemma of your own? Post it anonymously in Group Therapy for advice.

Image Source: Shutterstock
Around The Web
Teen Buys Flowers For the Girls at His School
'90s Valentine's Day Cards
Latin-American Valentine’s Day Traditions
How to Keep the Spark Alive in Your Relationship
Tips For a Successful Friendship
Online Dating as a Latina
Things All New Brides Need

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

Join The Conversation
Latest Love
X