Her short stories and articles have appeared in "Grandma's Choice," "Treasure Box" and "Simple Joy." She has worked with children with ADHD, sensory issues and behavioral problems, as well as adults with chronic mental illness.Kleinschmidt holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Montclair State University.
They fool themselves, as well as their partners, family and friends, because they treat their partners sincerely, with adoration and devotion, according to the Cosmopolitan article, "The Truth Behind Commitment Phobia." Commitment phobics generally come on very strong.
When they get a sense that their partners feel secure and are ready to commit, they swiftly back away.
This can come when one partner wants to make the dating relationship serious or when the subject of marriage is brought up. Partners who are commitment-phobic may seem to run hot and cold, according to the Today article, "10 Signs You're Afraid of Commitment." She may seem to be completely devoted to you, yet when you return her love and affection, she may retreat.
If you are unaware of this pattern, soon you will find yourself on an intense, emotional roller coaster ride.
The relationship can become hard work, while offering little or no payoff for you in the future.
Your commitment-phobic partner may not interact or take much of an interest in your friends and family, according to Cosmopolitan.You may have been introduced to his family in passing, but it's unlikely you've spent any significant time with them or gotten to know them on a deeper level.They may fear letting go of the thoughts they have of keeping their options open to other possibilities, suggests Mark Tyrrell, therapist, in his article, "Do You Have a Fear of Commitment?" Often, the relationships are stable and fulfilling until the commitment-phobic partner suddenly leaves, and the other person feels baffled and confused.Although you may have been hurt by this kind of partner in the past, warning signs exist that you can watch out for with future partners.In the beginning of a relationship, a commitment-phobic partner will treat you like royalty.