There is a lot to be said about commitment. When you take the plunge and decide to get married, you are taking on a huge promise to your partner that you must keep for the rest of your life. We must give credit to the couples that have stayed together through thick and thin, and have endured the ups and downs of marriage. True commitment is not only staying monogamous with your partner, but committing your life to them and sharing experiences together.
When you say those two words, “I do”, you are accepting responsibility for standing by your partner through financial struggles, health issues, deaths in the family, parenthood and also everyday problems. We never know what life will throw at us, and having a commitment with someone, especially someone who appreciates you, makes life much easier.
It takes a lot of work and time to really understand the other person. A common issue is that each person in the relationship has their own way of doing things, whether it be chores around the house, driving, or taking care of the kids. When we get annoyed that they don't do things the same way we do, it causes conflict. Both people in the relationship need to accept the differences between each other and come to a common ground, to avoid arguments and stay committed to making their partner happy.
Don't let social media entice you. Certain sites are a treasure trove of people you or your partner have had relationships with in the past. Your best bet is to not befriend any of your exes, to spare any jealousy or temptations. Staying committed is much easier if you avoid things that could get you into trouble in the first place.
The moral of the story is, if you are going to say, “I do”, make sure both partners follow through. Put in the work that it takes to stay committed to have a long and happy marriage. Faithfulness, trust, patience and compromise are key in making this a reality.
~Devoted To Love