The definition of commitment seems to have changed over the years. It’s no longer staying happily together that is the be-all and end-all of staying committed. Now there are variations of the word commitment. It could be emotional commitment or just differences commitment. Confused? Let me explain. Emotional commitment is when you decide to remain committed despite being away from each other or being at a geographical distance. You guys decide to be there for each other and remain committed. Let me remind you here, that it could be you are not in a formal relationship as such. You could be just friends.
Differences commitment is when you accept that the two of you are different human beings and there’s bound to be some differences in your opinion. So, you learn to take it in your stride and not let it snowball into bigger differences of opinion. It also means that you accept your partner as they are, without attempting to change the innate personality of that person. But whatever the commitment type may be, honoring commitments is not easy. You have to work at it. You have to reflect every now and then to check if things are going on the right track. Always remember that nothing is perfect, we have to make it work for us.
Do you believe in these types of commitments? I think it’s all about how serious you are about nurturing the bond that you share with your loved one. If you put your heart to it, these definitions of relationships would not matter to you. Ultimately, it’s your bond that matters, not these theories. Do we agree on this?