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Do You Have a Fear of Commitment?

Do You Have a Fear of Commitment?

by Tara Rummell Berson

Find out whether you’re fickle or if there’s an underlying fear that makes you freeze up when things get serious.

Your friend is planning her bachelorette party a year in advance, since it requires booking flights and a hotel. When she asks whether you’ll be able to make it, you:
1 of 5 questions

Option A

Immediately say “Hell yes!”

Option B

Refuse to make a plan because you don’t want to be pinned down

Option C

Say you’re not sure, because you secretly want to weigh your options

Adopting a dog or cat would make you feel:
2 of 5 questions

Option A

Horrified — a little animal dependent on you?!

Option B

Iffy — it might be too much work

Option C

Warm and fuzzy — you can’t wait to cuddle with your new pet

In your last three romantic relationships, you made it to the stage of:
3 of 5 questions

Option A

Casual dating

Option B

Serious commitment (engagement or marriage)

Option C

Exclusivity, but that’s it

You like the idea of leasing a car because:
4 of 5 questions

Option A

You can trade it in for a new one after a few years

Option B

You can break the lease at any time

Option C

Forget the lease — I’d rather own it, baby!

When you think about making a huge financial commitment like buying a house or pursuing a degree, you:
5 of 5 questions

Option A

Feel a little queasy, but in an excited kind of way

Option B

Start saving ASAP

Option C

Plan on putting it off as long as humanly possible