When the Man in Your Life Can't Commit: Recognizing the Signs of a Commitment-Phobe and What You Can Do About It
Commitment. To many men this is a scary word--to the women who love them, it is a goal many fear their man will never attain. With empathy and insight, Dr. Hawkins uncovers the telltale signs of commitment failure, why the problem exists, and how women can respond, interact, and create a life with the men they love. Women will be glad to have this book in hand as they discover
why excuses sabotage a relationship
how to help the man in your life see the value of commitment
how limited expectations lead to a limited life
For women in a relationship or considering one, this much-needed book unravels the mysteries of relational intimacy and offers hope for those desiring commitment.
The path toward a more meaningful relationship
By FaithfulReader.com - June 1, 2006
If I had a nickel for every girlfriend I have known whose boyfriend can't seem to commit, I'd be, as the saying goes, a rich woman. Surprisingly, perhaps, I also have girlfriends who are in decades-long marriages where (although the ring is on their mate's finger) he still remains emotionally unavailable and uncommitted. If this sounds familiar to you, then WHEN THE MAN IN YOUR LIFE CAN'T COMMIT is a great resource book to inspire change, whether by taking the steps YOU need to make intimacy happen or to end the relationship. This book, Hawkins promises, will help singles find a man who will be committed, or if you're already in a relationship, will help you understand why a man may be afraid of commitment. You'll also look at your own commitment issues.
I like reading Hawkins because he has a nice rhythm of using personal anecdote/counseling anecdote/personal application in his chapters. As a divorced Christian, he understands the pain that goes with broken relationships... read more
If you're looking for Prince Charming!
By Armchair Interviews - March 5, 2006
If you're ready for a committed relationship but it isn't happening, read Dr. David Hawkins' When the Man in Your Life Can't Commit. It might save you time, energy and emotional turmoil. Hawkins explores the dilemmas of why a man won't commit, the stages of commitment and how women's commitment issues impact a relationship.
Relationships are fraught with choices, some easy and others difficult, painful and frightening. But without commitment, relationships are empty shells. Hawkins takes the reader on a journey of understanding that will help bring about a positive relationship change.
Hawkins suggests that fear limits our world by keeping it small, thus reducing the ability to commit. Fear makes a man want to run and feeling safe will open his heart to embrace love. To feel safe a man must be recognized as special, be able to "travel light" (be free within reason), be the recipient of loyalty and to be emotionally close even though he feels conflicted about... read more
good- but he could have said more
By David "DS" - August 4, 2012
Can't commit? Or won't? When I don't feel right about something, I don't need rational reasons to not commit. I just find ways to disengage. I don't think women understand what it means for a man to commit. This book helps, some. First of all, men know they will never live up to the unrealistic expectations of romance novels, and soap operas, any more than a woman can live up to Photoshopped fantasy. For a man, commitment to marriage is like committing to explosive ordance disposal, with a 45% chance of a blowup, that will wipe him out financially, and with luck maybe a 10% chance of getting a good wife. How committed would you be, to odds like that? Can a man trust American women enough to commit? More and more American men won't. What did that comedian, Jimmy Fallon, say, he wasn't going to get married again, he was just going to find a woman he hated, and give her a house and half his income for the rest of his life? Enlisting in the Marines is taking a chance you'll get... read more
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