Dealing With Commitment Issues – How To Deal With Your Boyfriend’s Commitment Issues
In order to find the right approach to his commitment issue, you must first understand the underlying cause of it.
First, you must acknowledge that not everyone can, or wishes to fit the pattern of family living which is so often held up as the example of how life should be.
This creates a barrier between the commitment phobic and the rest of mainstream society. The commitment phobic (male or female) may feel like an outcast or a looser for a variety of reasons.
If the person who experiences commitment issues is single by choice, the social pressure may not be as bad; however what does it mean to have commitment issues? Does this mean that the person who has commitment issues will always want to be single, or does this mean that this person has not found the appropriate mate?
Individuals with commitment issues may include someone who has been in a bad relationship, and as a result, they have chosen to not be involved with anyone else. As illustrated, a person with commitment issues does not necessarily constitute a state of contentment or fulfillment. It should not be assumed, however, that the commitment fear is the equivalent of unhealthy.
There are a lot of people who are single and maintaining their physical and emotional health.
Craig (1978) reports that:
The impact of the ‘single-society’ ranges far beyond their number. However, the numbers are staggering. One out of every three adults between the ages of eighteen and fifty in America is single.
This is approximately forty-three million people. Of adults between the ages of twenty-two and thirty-five during 1978, twelve million were single.
By 1987 there will be sixteen million singles in this age bracket.
Admittedly, theses statistics are dated; however, they remain as an example of the numerical significance that singles possess. These numbers also serve to counter the myth that the single adult is an outcast.
To find out how to help an individual with commitment issues deal with their commitment issues and overcome those issues, read the materials at Make Him CommitShare on Facebook