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7 Essential Tips for People Dealing with Commitment Issues ...

By Holly

Men aren't the only ones who are afraid of commitment. There are plenty of women who feel the urge to run the other way when a relationship starts to get serious. If you're one of those people, then you don't have to worry about ending up alone. Just like anyone else, you're capable of sticking with someone forever, as long as you play your cards right. Here are a few tips that'll help you stop running away when things get serious:

1 Stop Worrying about Getting Hurt

Some people run away when things get serious, because they're worried about getting hurt. Since they actually care about their partner, that means their partner has the power to hurt them. However, it's impossible to go through life without getting hurt. You just have to decide if "it would be an honor to have your heart broken by them." If it would be, then take a chance on love and stick with them.

2 Learn to Trust Your Partner

Trust issues can destroy a relationship. If you're with the right person, then you should trust that they would never cheat on you or break up with you out of the blue. The more you trust your partner, the more comfortable you'll feel in a serious relationship with them.

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3 Keep the Relationship Spicy

You might not be scared of getting hurt at all. You might just get bored easily, and when that happens, the easiest thing to do is leave your partner to find someone new. However, there are plenty of ways to spice up a stale relationship. You can go on new dates, try new sexual positions, and experience new feelings. You just have to put in effort.

4 Establish Open Communication

When you have a problem with your partner, talk to them about it instead of immediately breaking up with them. If you don't, they might not realize that you're upset with them, and then they'll never be able to fix the problem. That's why you should force yourself to be honest with them.

5 Find a Role Model Couple

It's healthy to surround yourself with the right people. If your parents are divorced, and you hear them complain about each other constantly, then you're not going to think highly of commitment. However, if you find a couple to talk to that truly loves each other, it can change your perspective on love.

6 Move on from the past

If you're scared of commitment because of something that happened in the past, you need to find a way to move on. That's the only way you'll get over your fear of heartbreak. After all, there's no reason to blame your current partner for the mistakes your ex made.

7 Visualize Single Life

Don't glorify single life. Even though it sounds like fun to be able to go out whenever you'd like and flirt with any guy you'd like, would you really be happier alone? If you're only itching to get out of your relationship in order to have an unrealistically fun single life, then you should reconsider your plan. Take a few minutes to really think about what your breakup would be like, and if you're better off with or without him.

If you've found a guy you're crazy about, you shouldn't run away when things get serious. If he's worth your time, then he should be worth your energy as well. Are you afraid of commitment, or do you love being in longterm relationships?

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