Why It's Easy to be Afraid of Committment?


Why It's Easy to be Afraid of Committment?
This article explores why we are afraid of commitment--especially when it involves relationships.

We are often scared to change. Even when we're up against the wall, and our relationships are flailing, commiting to learning something new is scary, because we don't know if it will work or make things better.

Are you at the point yet, where you've decided to do things differently, because you want healthier relationships?


Doing the same thing over and over again leads to two things:

  • Repeating the same mistakes.
  • Getting (and staying) stuck.

Even though we read and hear from many people how to make our relationships better, it often takes experiencing a bad relationship (or many), before we decide what we are doing isn't working, and we need to learn something new.

Many of us like to learn from experience, before we decide in order to get more of what we want, instead of more of the same, that we're going to have do something differently so we don't experience more of the same: flailing or failure.

Sometimes we think and even try (unsuccessful attempt after another) to change the other person in our relationship. Are you at that aha moment of realizing that the only common denominator in your relationships is: you?

Therefore, the only thing you do have control over changing is (gasp): yourself?


However, this is wonderful, life-changing, news. You have the ability to choose how you think, feel, and act in any given situation, and with any relationship. Even if it is with yourself.

More importantly, if it is with yourself. When you make a commitment to yourself, do you stick with it? Or have you found in the past that you are easily swayed by how others think or what others tell you to do instead.

You don't need deep therapy to make improvements in your life or in your relationships. What we do need are more skills.

Learning how to:

  1. listen
  2. communicate assertively (Rather than passively, aggressively, or passive-aggressively)
  3. set goals
  4. follow-through on goals
  5. manage time
  6. prioritize tasks
  7. understand the opposite sex
  8. use male language
  9. use female language
  10. parent positively
  11. forgive
  12. manage anger
  13. resolve conflicts
  14. manage finances
  15. work with our family dynamics

The best way to commit to yourself in achieving your goals--whether they are personal or professional for your relationships is by hiring a coach. As a Mars Venus Coach I help clients stay cognizant of the relationship dynamics between men and women, while also giving you new ways to understand and think about each other so everyone is respected and appreciated in your relationships. (Most importantly--listening to your inner voice and intuition).

We create 90-Day Action Plans together that take your dreams of the relationships (with yourself and with the special people in your life), and make them a reality. We do this by identifying your vision, and then creating SMART goals. Goals that are:





T--Time Bound

Article contributed by
Advanced Member

Lyndsay Katauskas


Lyndsay Katauskas, MEd

Active Relationships Facilitator

Websites: http://www.absolute-potential.com

Blogs: http://lifetime2love.blogspot.com        

Facebook: Positive Relationships
Twitter:      AbsolutePotenzi
Skype:      Lyndsay.M.Katauskas
Linked In:   Absolute Potential, LLC and Lyndsay Katauskas

Location: West Point, NY
Credentials: Med, Other
Other Articles/News by Lyndsay Katauskas:

This Holiday, Give The Present Of Your Presence


Want to hear a secret? Being present is more important than receiving presents this year. I've never been a good gift giver, because this is not one of my primary ways I show that I care about someone. Shopping usually terrifies me as I try to figure out how to show I care for someone through a material gift. This year, my mind can't even go there. The ... Read more

How To Talk To Women: 5 Tips


One-liners may initially get a woman’s attention; however, what are you doing to keep the conversation going? I often get asked by my male client’s how they can get more dates. I often ask why first. Why do you want to date women? If you’re just focused on numbers or sex, then you’re not going to get many numbers, or go on many second ... Read more

5 Positive Ways To Be A Good Listener


You can be a better listener in five minutes. Here are five listening skills that you can use right away—starting with your next conversation. The more you use these attentive listening skills, the better your relationships will become, because people will notice. Becoming an assertive communicator is an acquired skill that is easy to do once you know ... Read more

See More

Latest Expert Videos
Must-see Videos
Most Popular