Source: psychology.co.uk

Source: psychology.co.uk

Commitment can be defined as “the state or quality of being dedicated to a cause, activity, etc.” This definition of commitment practically screams marriage or relationships, as do the synonyms of the word; dedication, devotion, allegiance, loyalty, faithfulness or fidelity. They all point to words that are related to and commonly used in marriages or relationships, alluding to the summation that there cannot be a good, fruitful relationship without commitment.

The act of getting married is a pledge or commitment to spend the rest of your life with one person. Just one person to hold and love and live with, play with, fight with, sleep with, eat with, cook with, raise children with and do everything with. If you think about it well, it’s a beautiful thing; commitment, but it’s also a serious thing.

If you vow to be in commitment with someone that is not completely open to being committed to you, it can feel like you are being taken for granted. And people don’t like to feel like they are being taken for granted. If you’re the one not being entirely committed, it can greatly hurt your partner.

Commitment is sticking with your significant other despite all odds. It is looking at their flaws and shortcomings and loving and staying with them regardless. However, be careful that your commitment is not to someone that will hurt you or take advantage of you.

Before choosing to be committed, think deeply about the person you are with and the kind of character they possess. Love will die without commitment. But one-sided committed will not only kill the love you have for your partner, but inadvertently kill the love you have for yourself, and that is the worst love to lose.

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