Knowing When To Commit To Love
If you're in a relationship that's going fairly well, at one point or another there's going to be some sort of pressure to commit even further. What that means is conditional of course and can depend on all sorts of things, such as your culture or personal beliefs. Even so, whether from your family, friends, or directly from your partner, that sometimes dreaded subject is bound to come up. How serious is all of this really, and where is it headed? Where do you see the relationship going? Shall I commit to this love? It goes on and on.
These kinds of questions can make your head spin, and they can unfortunately lead to a lot of doubt that sadly tends to dampen what was once something fun and lighthearted. Maybe you got together with someone and agreed to start dating and now it's been a few months or perhaps even a year. If you and your partner are hitting it off, it's only natural for one of you or all the people in your circle to start wondering if things are going to progress even further, in one way or another. If you're faced with that situation, how do you know if it's the right decision to truly commit to love all the way?
First of all, the fact that you're unsure is not a bad sign! It's just that committing to someone in some sort of permanent way is a huge decision for anyone. It shows a lot of smarts on your part if your first reaction to this situation is to really sit and think about it. Never let anyone give you a hard time for trying to go about any major relationship decisions in a cautious manner. Flying by the seat of your pants can be fun in the moment, but it can just as easily spell disaster later on.
From there, you really just have to take stock about how you feel about your partner. Can you imagine life without them anymore? Do you look forward to a future with them? Do you feel better when you have them there to talk to or hold, than when you're alone? There are all sorts of mental checks to go through, and everyone has their own, which happen to be important to them. If you go through everything and realise that you really do hope to be with your girlfriend or boyfriend as long as possible, then it's a good sign you're probably ready to give committing a chance.