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Some commitment phobia is due to an earlier trauma, says psychotherapist Barton Goldsmith in the article "Understanding and Dealing With Commitment-Phobia" from "Psychology Today." If he was badly betrayed by a loved one, he may be too scared of getting hurt again to get close to someone.
He may struggle to deal with the thought of being responsible for another person when he has spent his whole life only having to look after himself.
Other confirmed bachelors isolate people with their behavior, according to the article "Confirmed Bachelorhood: It May Be a State of Mind" from "The New York Times." A University of Akron study carried out by psychologist Charles A.
Waehler found that a group of 40- to 50-year-old bachelors displayed defense mechanisms that pushed others away.
Marriage strike is alive and well, as it should be.
Communication is key when dating a long-term bachelor.
You need to be prepared to ask difficult questions -- and perhaps hear difficult answers.
If you and your bachelor have very different views on relationships and what the future holds, it's best to know sooner rather than later.
At an appropriate time, when you're both fairly relaxed and things are going well, ask him where he sees himself in five or 10 years.
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It's then up to you whether you want to continue dating him.