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Forming relationships and bonds with people is a significant part of our overall well-being. Everyone needs to feel a sense of belonging and connection to some degree. However, there are many different reasons you may struggle with committing to and connecting with others.

If you find yourself fearing commitment, you may find it helpful to work with a mental health professional to better understand that struggle. As you begin your journey of better understanding and healing, here are a few steps you can take to start to overcome your commitment phobia.

Clarify Your Goals

What exactly are you working towards? What sort of commitment are you striving for? Without clear goals set, you may find that you struggle to make progress. Establish what your goals are and the appropriate steps to get you there. If your commitment struggles tend to be with relationships with others, try to talk through your goals with that person and work together to connect on a deeper level.

Acknowledge Your Fears

Acknowledging your fears can be an excellent way to work through those fears and phobias. Try to think through your fears and label exactly what makes you nervous or uncomfortable.

Look For the Root Cause

What is it about the commitment that makes you nervous? Do you know why you fear commitment? When did it begin? Does your phobia of commitment only exist in relationships with people, or does it extend to other areas of your life? Understanding the root of your fears and phobias is necessary to fully understand how to work through them.

Analyze Your Relationships

Analyzing your relationships is essential to determine which ones are healthy versus unhealthy. If your relationship is unhealthy, that may be fueling your fears of commitment. If you are struggling to determine which relationships are healthy, consider working with a therapist. They will help you better understand your mental health and what you need from the relationships in your life.

Working through your commitment fears is essential to building and maintaining deep connections with loved ones. Take time to acknowledge your fears and label precisely what you are feeling. Establish your goals and analyze your relationships to better understand the health of those relationships. Here at The Guest House, we are trained to help you better understand your relationships and why you may be struggling in certain aspects of your life. We are here to help you establish your goals and face your challenges. Call us today at (855) 483-7800 to learn more about our treatment options.