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,[citation needed] but the problem is often much more pervasive, affecting school, work, and home life as well.[citation needed]

The term "commitmentphobia" was coined in the popular self-help book Men Who Can't Love in (1987).[1] 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).[2]

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  1. ^ Steven A. Carter & Julia Sokol (1987). Men Who Can't Love. M. Evans & Co,. ISBN 978-0-425-11170-3. 
  2. ^ Steven A. Carter & Julia Sokol (1995). He's Scared, She's Scared. M. Evans & Co. ISBN 978-0-440-50625-6.