This post reminds me of a post I saw on my timeline on facebook few days ago. The post goes thus: HOW DO I KNOW I AM IN A COMMITTED RELATIONSHIP? Relationship is a connection or association between two people or more. It is a state of being related. Here we are concerned with sexual/marital relationship which involves two people who are sexually attracted to each other.
Commitment is a state of being dedicated to a cause. Commitment in the case of relationship is being committed to a person. When two people in a relationship are committed to each other it is always glaring and easy to tell, as it is noticeable in their actions. Commitment in relationships involves mutual agreement. Both parties must understand each other and their aims of being in the relationship. After reading through these signs, you should be able to tell if you are in a committed relationship:
In a committed relationship, transparency is very important. This is a place where both partner feel secured with each other, where they are open and have no secrets. When you can both boast of knowing everything about each other and loving each other completely, then you are truly committed to each other. Transparency is when you talk about everything intimate without holding back anything. Transparency gives room for trust in relationships.
THEY SPEND QUALITY TIME TOGETHER
The quality time shared together is also a sign of commitment in relationships. When I say quality time, I do not mean spending the working hours together. The time you take out to chill with your partner alone without tagging along with friends or family. When your partner makes time out of a busy long day to be with you, it may be short but valuable. The little time you both take out to be with each other on regular basis is a sign of being committed to each other.
THEY PLAN TOGETHER
Making a decision alone without involving your partner may not be healthy. Making decisions together about life and future. Putting each other into consideration before making any decision is one of the signs of a committed relationship. If you and your partner plan and make decisions together, your relationship is likely to go a long way.
THEY GO EXTRA MILES FOR EACH OTHER
How far your partner goes to make you happy is a good sign. When you go out of your way for each other and can go to any length to make each other achieve or make each other happy, then you can be assured of a lasting relationship and know that you are committed to each other.
REGULAR INTERESTING CONVERSATIONS
Engaging in a regular interesting conversation and enjoying each other’s company without conversations getting boring or old is a sign of commitment in relationships. Involvement in a regular conversation, whereby you get to talk about so many things outside work is also a good sign.
INTEREST IN EACH OTHER’S GROWTH AND SUCCESS.
There should be a balance in your relationship, social life and personal life. A relationship should not affect the other aspects of your life. The involvement of your partner in your growth and the interest in your success and support of your vision is a sign of being committed to each other. You should be happy about your partner’s growth and success and also maintain connection with each other’s friends and family.
There are other signs that indicates commitment in relationships, the signs involve: paying attention to significant dates, important dates in each others life. Making memories together like spending vacations together.
It takes two to tangle, commitment is determined by mutual agreement and understanding. Be sure you are in a healthy relationship and that you are not being deceived.