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2 Reasons Men Are Afraid Of Commitment
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2 Reasons Men Are Afraid Of Commitment

Have you found yourself falling fast for a man that seems like he is afraid of commitment? Have you been dating the same guy for a number of years now and becoming impatient because he hasn’t proposed? Are you desperately trying to get the guy your dating to only want to date YOU?

If you answered “Yes” to any of the above, there is a good chance that you’ve found a man that’s afraid of commitment. While this may not sound like the greatest news, know that you are not alone. These are hundreds of thousands of women around the world that have found themselves in a relationship with a man who has commitment issues and the majority of them are searching for the reasons that cause men to become afraid of commitment.

After years of research and medical studies, researchers and relationship experts have found that there are a handful of common reasons that cause men to be afraid of commitment. Take a look at two of the most common reasons and see if you can pinpoint either one of them to your man:

1. Past Relationship or Family Experience: The number one cause of commitment phobia (the fear of commitment) in men is a bad experience from a past relationship, whether it was girlfriend/wife or family member. Some men build a fear of commitment early on in life because a parent or guardian abandoned them. Think about it… How would you feel if the one person that was supposed to be there for you in your life just got up and walked away for an unknown reason?

If your man has been burned in a committed relationship in the past, it’s not going to be easy to get him to embrace commitment. Men that have gone through such experiences will need time to build a trusting relationship. It all boils down to trust and if he can’t trust you and your intentions – he will remain distant when it comes to commitment.

2. Loss of Freedom: Another reason a lot of men fear commitment is because they feel that they’ll slowly lose their sense of freedom. Most women don’t seem to understand this.

“I don’t understand why he feels like he isn’t free… I let him go out with his friends..”

It’s important to remember that a lot of the reasons men fear commitment has nothing to do with the woman they’re dating. Men create their own definition of “commitment” in their mind and sometimes it’s far more restricting than a woman’s definition of commitment.

If you feel that your man is steering clear of commitment because he is afraid of losing his freedom, there are a few things you can do to help. Be sure to always ask him about his views and opinions before make decisions that affect the two of you. You need to make him feel as if he has just as much say in the relationship as you do. Making your man feel respected and important might alleviate some of his fears of losing his freedom after engaging in a committed relationship.


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