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Are you afraid of commitment? It's more than just not being ready

Julia Tarnorutskaya, 35, and her 39-year-old boyfriend have been dating for seven years.

She's hoping he'll be ready to move in with her soon, but she doesn't want to put too much pressure on him, and she's willing to take their relationship slowly, so that he doesn't get scared and run.

"I don't think I've ever met anyone who is more afraid of commitment or making decisions than him," said Tarnorutskaya, a pediatric massage therapist who lives in Grayslake, Ill., with her 10-year-old son. She's been married before, but so far, the seven years

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