Do you get nervous at the thought of commitment? Do you find yourself sabotaging relationships in their early stages, regardless of how you feel about the other person? Have you ever been described as “flaky?”
If so, you may be demonstrating some of the symptoms of philophobia, the fear of falling in love, or gamophobia, the fear of commitment.
Having a commitment phobia also includes the fears of intimacy and vulnerability associated with close relationships. People who have these tendencies often end relationships before they can become deep, emotional connections.
Fear of commitment can sometimes extend beyond romantic relationships.
A person may self-sabotage in many areas of life, such as their career. Commitment issues can also show up in platonic friendships in the form of an unreliable friend.
People develop commitment issues for a variety of reasons, such as poor modeling of relationships during childhood. Survivors of abusive relationships also may display a fear of commitment as they work to rebuild their trust in people.
If you have a fear of commitment, consider reaching out to a mental health professional. They can help you identify the root cause and work with you to gain the self-awareness to work through these issues.
This brief questionnaire is designed for anyone who might be wondering whether they have a fear of commitment.
The statements in this quiz are designed to help you answer questions such as:
- Do I have commitment issues?
- Am I afraid of commitment?
- What is a fear of commitment?
This commitment issues quiz is not meant to definitively tell you if you have commitment issues or not. This quiz is designed to help you understand to what degree you might fear commitment.
Depending on your responses to this quiz, you can also understand whether your feelings around commitment are circumstantial or if they reveal a larger pattern in your life.
If you’re concerned or want to know more about the reasons behind your fear of commitment, consider reaching out to a mental health professional.