Struggles with commitment often show up in various ways. The areas that tend to be most affected are relationships, career, and where to settle down (geographically), but this can also extend to a general sense of not being able to set down roots with something, and/or feeling trapped in patterns of indecision.
‘Grass is Greener’ Syndrome
In my therapy practice, I have worked with many people over the years who find themselves looking for the ‘greener grass’, ready to start over and look for something new. This is especially the case when the excitement of the current situation starts to fade out or a more attractive-looking scenario presents itself. For many, the looming temptation to chase the next attractive possibility becomes a pattern that can make it difficult to feel fulfilled. You may find yourself feeling constantly conflicted about your current situation, or obsessing about whether or not a previous situation was one you should have held onto.
In our work together, we will learn about what drives the struggle with commitment for you while going at your pace to re-work how you approach commitment and major-decisions in your life.
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