Commitment is not just a verbal exchange; it is a way of living out your relationship through meaningful actions that honour your verbal exchange.
If you are engaged, notice the ways in which your commitment to your partner and your relationship are on display for others to honour. If you are married, acknowledge that the ring on your finger tells everyone you are committed to your partner.
Maybe it’s the manner in which you speak about your partner to your kids. Or maybe it’s even the pictures displayed on your virtual and real walls that capture the interactions you have had with your partner over the years. Take notice because more than likely, others do.
Commitment is rarely discussed but when it is, it is usually being threatened. Take action now and make it a point to talk about how commitment fits into your everyday life with each other.
Pick an activity to do in the near future that will reaffirm your commitment to one another. If you exchanged vows at your wedding, do something meaningful like handwriting your vows out for each other and keeping them somewhere special or do something more extravagant like plan a vow renewal ceremony. Choose a way to honour your commitment to each other and your relationship.
If you and your partner ever feel overwhelmed by your results or the ensuing discussion, we encourage you to seek out professional support. Call us.
Consider taking an assessment or working through our Discussion Guide for Couples... that's a great place start!
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