Relationships are a mixed bag. They are the most fulfilling things in the world, and yet they are the hardest things to maintain and grow. Everyone has such different expectations from relationships and their partners to the point it’s tough. It’s truly a balancing act.
The first week of dating someone can be surreal, but it can lead to more questions later on down the road. Some of the most important questions stem from commitment.
But in order to determine how committed someone is, it’s not always about asking a question straight up. In many cases, it’s having serious conversations about some of the tougher subjects with your partner. It’s understanding what committed means to one another and making sure that it aligns.
One example of commitment to one person can be believing in polygamy or having open relationships. For others it can be being honest about sexual partners and no such much sexual exclusivity.
It’s key that you are clear about those definitions. After all, a difference in what commitment is means that there will be a difference in behaviour. What they’ll accept and refuse in regards to a relationship. This can lead to conflict unless you sit down and have those tougher and uncomfortable conversations.
But once that conversation is had and you’re okay with what’s being said, there are some other distinct signs that you have a committed partner.