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Living With–Or, Commonly, Without–A Commitment Phobe–Part II

October 5, 2014 by


Let us just take a brief moment to thank Brad Pitt for his innovative contribution to the Commitment Phobe cause. Says Pitt: “Angie and I will consider tying the knot when everyone else in the country who wants to be married is legally able.” At once seemingly sensitive to single-sex couples deprived of the right to marry, demonstrating […]

Warning Signs Your Date Might Be a Commitment Phobe

October 3, 2014 by


The truth will out, as it always does. Eventually you will know that your partner is commitment phobic. Perhaps you’ll be like Sally, only to discover after umpteen years of false promises that your man won’t be walking you down the aisle. Or, like Wendy, you may learn that the reason your partner won’t marry you, after […]

Living With–Or, Commonly, Without–A Commitment Phobe–Part I

October 1, 2014 by


Rule #1 for a Commitment Phobe: Always remember the back door. Wendy* worried, early in the relationship, because she wasn’t Jewish. A lovely woman originally from Oregon, Wendy had spent time in therapy working on relationship issues, and learning how to pick better than she had done in her 20s, when it came to dating. […]