Avoiding Showing up Together
This is one of the first signs that someone is commitment-phobic. When people are unwilling to devote themselves to a long-term relationship, they would refuse to do things like going out with their partners to a restaurant together, introducing their partners to their friends or family, and never post a photo taken together on social media. And they would always have an excuse or explanation for the way they behave.
Unwilling to Talk About a Common Future
Here's another good sign of being afraid to commit. These guys often indirectly tell their lovers that they don’t see them together in the future. Whether it's a romantic weekend, a trip, marriage or children, they would refuse to talk about it, because consciously or unconsciously, they know that their relationships are not stable and that it’s hard to make future plans together due to their lack of commitment.
Being Not Open to Their Partners
Those who are afraid to commit are very careful about their personal information. Even though they might have been in the relationship for a long time, their partners barely know them. So, if you spot the sign that your partner is still a mystery to you after being together for months, you should beware of the possibility of commitment issues.
Creating distance in a relationship is quite common for people who have commitment issues because the distance allows them to control the situation. When living with this kind of person, you will find that everything but you is a priority. They can even live like a single person, even though they are in a relationship. When you try to talk to them, they will respond by saying: “I'm tired”, “I work a lot”, or “I also have friends and my own life”. The reason for their words is simple: they don’t want to spend much time and effort on that relationship.