People with commitment issues, like myself, are equated with players, cheaters, and heartless losers. Personally, I have no problem attaching this label to myself. I'm the Amy Townsend of "Trainwreck" in my friend group: infamous for having short-lived flings, for purposely dating men with whom things will go nowhere, and for shutting things down before they can ever get started. I've only ever dated one man more repelled by commitment than myself, and I have to admit, I was kind of impressed.
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For most people, relationships are fairly easy things. They come as naturally to life as breathing or making a meal. For some, however, relationships are not so easy. Commitment issues in relationships are nothing new. But our understanding of how the fear of commitment for some people can be paralyzing has increased. While they still experience love like anyone else, the feelings can be more intense and scary than they are for most people.
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But more and more men seem to be suffering from this problem. Men with commitment issues are tortured souls full of fear. In relationships they create great confusion, havoc, pain, and anguish as their behaviors are often insensitive, unpredictable and bizarre. These types of men can make women who are saints turn into mad women, as they play games with their minds and their hearts.
When you said you wanted to be in a relationship, I panicked. When you made it sound like there was a near-future, I was internally screaming. I was in a burning building and all I could see were the little green lit up exit signs. Then I bolted. I was cruel to you.