What You Should Expect From a Committed Relationship
Commitment for some is a scary word and an even scarier concept. Today we are going to be talking about what you should expect from a committed relationship and why these types of relationships are empowering.
When you are in a committed relationship this is more than just vowing to stay together and to not "cheat" this is a commitment to be there for one another through the good times and the bad. The accept each others differences and to be there to build each other up when times get tough.
When you are in this type of relationship your perspective needs to change. Growing up, you probably only had to worry about yourself, think about yourself, or even make your actions based sole and exclusively on your own needs but what changes when you decide to share your life with someone else is that you are no longer the only focus. You now consider the other person in the relationship.
When you are invested in them you will care about their overall happiness. This doesn't mean that you lose yourself which I believe from my experiences is what a lot of people who end up with failed relationships struggled with. They had a fear that they would lose themselves since they were no longer the central focus point and I believe that this is where they were mistaken.
In my experiences with different couples both successful and failed is those who lasted where the couples who acknowledged their own needs but also appreciated their partners needs and vice versa.
Being in a committed relationship is very similar to personal-growth because it takes continually growing as a person, as an individual for the "unit" or "couple" to be successful.
During my studies of Napoleon Hill's book titled "Think and Grow Rich" he talks about the energy behind the concept of sex and its direct relationship to genius and success. He was not talking about the act of sex but rather the state of being.
When you are intimate with your heart and soul a deep connection is formed and that energy, that force, can be so powerful it can be life transforming.
Does that mean that there will never be days when you wonder if you made the right decision? No, because each person is different and depending on your level of fears and insecurities it may take you a long time to gain the confidence you need to be able to fully embrace the commitment.
For you, expect good things, expect talks, honesty (once you start down the path of deceit you will find it difficult to come back but when you are ready to bare all prepare to face the consequences but trust in the truth and it will guide you), friendship, love, and companionship. These are the testaments to the committed relationship.
About the Author
As a personal growth coach, Jennifer believes in helping others reach their potential. She invites you to receive mentoring from her at no cost to you. Simply
Added: 16 марта 2011
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