Fear of commitment
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"Fear of commitment" in much popular literature[which?] refers to avoidance of long-term partnership and/or marriage, but the problem is often much more pervasive, affecting school, work, and home life as well.
The term "commitmentphobia" was coined in the popular self-help book Men Who Can't Love in (1987). Following criticism of the perceived sexist idea that only men were commitmentphobic, the authors provided a more gender balanced model of commitmentphobia in a later work, He's Scared, She's Scared (1995).
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