For most people, relationships are fairly easy things.
A person who suffers from relationship anxiety doesn’t have to suffer from it their entire lives.
The causes of commitment phobia are as varied as the people who suffer from it.
Typically, however, many people with commitment issues have complained of having experienced poor romantic relationships, either first-hand or through observation of others (such as their parents’ acrimonious relationship or divorce while growing up).
But our understanding of how the fear of commitment for some people can be paralyzing has increased.
And while you won’t find “commitment phobia” in any diagnostic manual, it is a very real experience of anxiety and fear.
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.