someone's "fear of commitment" might be better understood as a misunderstanding of what's being asked of them in an intimate relationship. Think about it.

I realized that the loneliness I was feeling in my relationships wasn’t caused because of our differences; it was the fact that the feeling of not feeling seen, heard, and appreciated for those differences.

I didn’t want to accept that the life I thought I was going to have in 2020 was no longer in my reach. I didn’t want to face the music that this is life as I know it right now. Whether that life came with happy, sad, angry, or anxious emotions I had to learn how to hold all of them with compassion and patience not only for myself but for those around me.