Commitment in a relationship is a big step forward and it is an indication that the relationship is getting serious. A long term relationship, if found successful normally results in commitment from both the partners. But this is not always the case. Some hesitate to get committed. One of the main reasons is a significant degree of question about trust in a relationship. If a relationship is built on trust and love, the partners find it easy to get committed.
Another reason for hesitation might be the fear of marriage. Once you say that you are serious about a relationship and get committed, you may be forced by your partner or your partner might expect you to arrange for a marriage. The word commitment does not only translate to marriage.
Commitment need not also be a stable one. Nobody can assure that a commitment is forever; committed people change their minds and choose to end a relationship and start a new one. There are numerous examples for this case, worldwide.
Are there any indications that you are moving in the serious/committed direction? Yes there are!
1. Your focus is now more turned towards settling down, and you get bored being single.
2. All your future plans, purchases etc. anchor upon “we or us” rather than “I”.
3. Family parties and getting along with family occasions mean a lot to you recently.
4. You make plans for the future ahead, especially financial plans. You start to invest, save, and so on.
5. You no more have useless arguments and discussions with your partner; rather your discussions are more fruitful with goals and you guys are future driven.
6. Your care for your partner is at a significantly elevated rate.
7. You dream about spending fun and quality time with your partner.
8. You don’t stop with that; you indeed spend quality time with your partner by cutting down some time with your friends/colleagues.
9. Given all these, you guys still give each other their space.
10. You focus on the happiness of your partner. You are now a giver of a smooth relationship rather than expecting!
Given all these symptoms, there is no guarantee that you guys will marry tomorrow. But the thought is in your minds already, for sure. You can now discuss with your partner about this and get things done. But, remember at the same time, there is no need to rush.