Defining Relationship Commitment for Todays Couples

WHAT IS COMMITMENT?

The question of when a relationship is committed is a source of much confusion and debate. We live in a time when the marriage rate is going down, the co-habitation rate is going up, and the majority of first-born children are now born to unmarried parents.

In this article I hope to shed some light on this question to facilitate your work with couples and individuals challenged by different perceptions of the status of their relationships.

COMMITMENT VS. PROMISE

I recently had a conversation with a woman who told me she had just broken off a "committed" relationship. A few questions later I learned that she had been dating this person for a year, they were not living together, and the reason she broke it off is that he "cheated."

We talked about pre-committed vs. committed relationships, and she agreed that it was a pre-committed relationship, but insisted that they had made a "commitment" to each other.

OK, things are getting clearer. On the one hand is the status of the relationship- pre-committed vs. committed, and on the other hand are commitments made within the relationship. Macro vs. micro. Two different things, right?

In our conversation, it occurred to me to make a distinction between a "Commitment" vs. a "Promise." They made a promise to each other within the context of a relationship that was not committed. That distinction seemed to help her make more sense of things.

When I asked the RCI coaches for feedback on the "commitment vs. promise" distinction, most felt that it was just semantics and there is not much of a difference. The general consensus was that when you make a promise you are making a commitment.

Well, I agree that it is a question of semantics, and here is my definition of terms:

PROMISE: Verbally stated future intention to perform a

specific act.

- I promise to pick up your dry cleaning and not forget this time

- I promise to be exclusive in our relationship

COMMITMENT:

Both a FACT demonstrated by behavior, and an ATTITUDE consisting of thoughts and beliefs.

- I am committed to keeping my promises

- I am committed to our relationship

In short, a promise is something you say, and a commitment is something you do. A promise is situation-specific. A commitment is contextual.

A promise is a small commitment. If a potential partner doesn't keep promises, I would question their ability to keep commitments, as they are definitely related.

CONFUSION ABOUT COMMITMENT

Whether or not you agree with my semantics, the distinction I made between a commitment and a promise was helpful for the above conversation.

The larger picture though, is that I see a lot of confusion about the status of today's relationships. Some years ago when I coined the term "pre-commitment" to describe couples that were exclusive but not yet committed, it was a helpful distinction, but the question remains- "What is commitment?"

When you are married, it is clear you are in a committed relationship. Your commitment is a legal contract and a publicly witnessed FACT. However, it is common for couples in trouble for one or both partners to have an uncommitted ATTITUDE.

I have talked with many unmarried people, as the woman above, who have described themselves in "committed relationships." They clearly have the attitude, but often have nothing but verbal promises (and sometimes not even that!) to demonstrate that the relationship is committed.

IN MY OPINION, YOU ARE -NOT- IN A COMMITTED RELATIONSHIP IF:

  • Your partner is not aware your relationship is committed
  • You are wondering if this relationship is committed
  • You and your partner have differences of opinion about the status of your relationship
  • Your family and friends have different perceptions about the status of your relationship
  • You and your partner have not acted to explicitly formalize your commitment in some way
  • You are relying on verbal promises without a significant track record of them being kept
  • A commitment is explicit and unambiguous. A commitment is a formal event of some kind between two people. A commitment is something you DO over time. A real commitment is usually legally enforceable and there are consequences for breaking it.

    And, for a relationship to be truly committed, there are no exits- mentally, emotionally, or physically. When the going gets rough, you make it work.

    CONTINUUM OF COMMITMENT

    Commitment is not a light switch that goes from "off" to "on." When building a relationship with someone, the level of commitment gradually increases.

    Then you have all the shades of gray. living together, dating exclusively for more than a year, even engaged to be married, that might look and feel like commitment, but is it really?

    FACT VS. ATTITUDE

    Commitment in a relationship is complicated in that it takes two people, and it requires an alignment of FACT (events, actions) and ATTITUDE (thoughts, beliefs) for both of them.

    It is common to be committed in fact (e.g. "married") but not in attitude (e.g. "I'm not sure this is the right relationship for me").

    It is also common to be pre-committed in fact (e.g. dating exclusively) and committed in attitude (e.g. "This is 'The One!' ").

    In my work with couples I have found that the most important variable determining their future success is their level of commitment to the relationship.

    In my experience, when couples are committed in fact, but not in attitude, their prognosis is poor.

    Then, there are the pre-committed couples that generally fall into two categories-

    UNCONSCIOUS- typically following the "mini-marriage" model of trying the relationship out, acting committed without actually making the commitment. A disconnect of fact and attitude.

    CONSCIOUS- aware that they are not yet committed, usually have commitment as a goal, asking themselves "Is this the right relationship for me? Should I make a commitment?" An alignment of fact and attitude.

    CONCLUSION

    So, when is a relationship committed?

    -- When there is an alignment of fact and attitude.

    What creates the "fact" of commitment?

    I propose these three criterion:

    • CRITERIA #1: Promises made to each other about the permanent nature of the relationship that are kept
    • CRITERIA #2: Explicit, formal, public declaration
    • CRITERIA #3: Unambiguous to partners and others

    In today's world, if all three of the above are met, I would say it is a committed relationship, whether legally married or not.

    I sincerely hope this article helps address the common questions about commitment that arise in relationship coaching. There are no pat answers or prescriptions, but it is my hope that these ideas and concepts will help you have productive conversations with your clients that are caught in the gray areas to support them to make effective relationship choices.

    ©2005 by Relationship Coaching Institute / All rights reserved
    http://www.relationshipcoachinginstitute.com

    David Steele is a California-based Marriage and Family Therapist and Relationship Coach, founder and CEO of Relationship Coaching Institute. He is the author of "Conscious Dating: Finding the Love of Your Life in Today's World" and innovative relationship coaching programs for singles and couples, as well as practice development programs and books for private practice professionals.

    For more information about David and his programs please visit http://www.davidsteeleonline.com

    In The News:

    Miley Cyrus: Gender is 'irrelevant' in modern relationships  BBC NewsMiley Cyrus, who identifies as pansexual, says gender is almost "irrelevant" in modern relationships, like hers with husband Liam Hemsworth. She says the ...
    3 Ways to Build Meaningful Customer Relationships Through Email  Business 2 CommunityEmail marketing is by far the simplest, most cost-effective solution to get in touch with your customer base. Statista reports that there are more than 3.8 billion ...
    Lisa Vanderpump from 'RHOBH' Shows What How Unresolved Grief Can Damage Relationships  The Cheat SheetGrief is complicated and unpredictable. Some people grieve the loss of a loved one openly and freely. Others shut down and try to push away overwhelming ...
    Enneagram retreat explores relationships, personality styles | Local  La Crosse TribuneUnderstanding our strengths, motivations and blind spots can lead to better relationships at home and work, as well as more compassion for others who view the ...
    Can Borderline Personality be Treated Through Relationships?  Psychology TodayTherapy for people with borderline personality disorder tends to focus on working with the individual. New research suggests there can be benefits of help from ...
    Finding faith through relationships  The RecordChelsea Foster. Contributing Writer. [email protected] I didn't come from a very strong faith background. Even though I went to church occasionally, I never ...
    Ex-Shepherd University student accused of sexual relationships with two boys  Herald-Mail MediaMARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A former Shepherd University student is accused of having sexual relationships with two teenagers while completing her student ...
    My Anxiety Is Taking A Toll On My Life And Relationships  Scary MommyAs much as I try to push it down and let logic win, the anxiety and panic set in eventually.
    Relationships, off the field!  FeminaHere's looking at our favourite sports personalities and their relationships with their SOs. These love stories are not all known, and we look at just who are the life ...
    Review: Characters' relationships drive the action in KCT's 'Proof'  Kearney HubKEARNEY — To better understand playwright David Alburn's drama, “Proof,” substitute the word “Certainty” for the title.
    Dr. Keith Ablow Accused Of Pressuring Patients Into Sexual Relationships  CBS BostonNEWBURYPORT (AP) — Two more patients of Dr. Keith Ablow have filed lawsuits against the renowned Massachusetts psychiatrist alleging he pressured them ...
    Channel 5 is seeking couples for new TV series about relationships  Somerset LiveChannel 5 is on the lookout for "open minded" local couples to take part in a new TV series about relationships. The brand new programme is expected to ...
    Relationship stigma associated with negative outcomes for individuals’ well-being  PsyPostNew research has found that facing stigma from friends and family because of your romantic relationship is linked to negative mental health outcomes. The study ...
    Annapolis mayor fires police chief citing poor relationships in high-crime communities  CapitalGazette.comAnnapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley fired police Chief Scott Baker, he said late Friday afternoon, citing waning confidence in the chief's ability to forge positive ties ...
    Valuable LinkedIn Features To Nurture Your Relationships  ForbesThese valuable LinkedIn features make it easy for you to nurture your network.
    Kenya to rule on decriminalizing same-sex relationships  CBC.caKenya's high court is set to rule Friday on whether to strike down colonial-era laws which punish consensual same-sex relationships.
    Shouts, Stomps and Boos Dominate Listening Session On Portland Police Relationships With Right-Wing and Leftist Protest Groups  Willamette WeekA listening session hosted by Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw and Mayor Ted Wheeler resulted in a lot of yelling, stomping, and hissing as people aired ...
    OPINION: What Neomi Rao Could Have Told Cory Booker About Gay Relationships  The Daily Caller“Are gay relationships, in your opinion, immoral?” That was the question New Jersey Sen. Cory “Spartacus” Booker asked D.C. Circuit Court nominee Neomi ...
    3 Zodiac Pairings Most Likely To Have Emotionally Immature Relationships  RomperThere are plenty of opinions about which Zodiac signs are the most compatible, but it's fun to turn this idea on its head. Learning about the Zodiac pairings most ...
    Money & relationships: What you should do if your husband doesn't share financial details  Economic TimesIn the second part of the new series, ET Wealth talks about a wifes rights and the steps she can take if the spouse is reluctant to dispense money or information.
    A fear of regret can lock us into bad relationships, jobs and habits – here's how to break free  Irish ExaminerHow many times have you thought about starting a company, taking a year out to write that novel or leaving a loveless relationship but ended up doing nothing ...
    Teens' same-gender friendships key to later satisfaction in romantic relationships  Science DailyA new longitudinal study sought to identify the factors in adolescence that best predicted who would and would not have a satisfying romantic life in their late 20s ...
    The Sign of a Lasting Relationship  Psychology TodayAfter a decade of analyzing data from the Love Lab, we discovered that one set of variables determined whether a marriage would succeed or fail: Were the ...
    The Founder of Malaysia's First Sugar Dating Platform Wants People to Build Honest and Transparent Relationships  Entrepreneur“Love is not enough. Relationships need more than love,” says Darren Chan, the 31-year-old founder and chief executive of Malaysia's first and only sugar ...
    San Marcos teacher accused of having sexual relationship with student  KXAN.comA warrant is out for the arrest of a San Marcos High School teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a student, according to San Marcos police.
    Sofia Richie is 'happy' keeping relationship 'private'  Herald-Mail MediaSofia Richie is "happy" keeping her relationship "private". The 20-year-old model - who is dating Scott Disick - doesn't feel the need to use her social media ...
    How do I stop overthinking about my relationship?  Times of IndiaQuery: Hi, I am 28-year-old banker and have been in a serious relationship with my boyfriend since past eight months. I have this problem of overthinking about ...
    How BioWare is handling relationships in Anthem  GamesRadarBioWare's Mark Darrah details the studio's decision to keep character interactions safe for work in Anthem. Comments. Shares. null. BioWare's Anthem game ...
    The interplay between relationships, stress, and sleep  Science DailyA new study documents how the quality of a person's romantic relationship and the life stress he or she experiences at two key points in early adulthood (at age ...
    Kailyn Lowry Slams Fan Who Shades Her for ‘Needing’ a Relationship: ‘I Don’t Think ...  inTouch Weekly'Teen Mom 2' star Kailyn Lowry had no time for a hater on Instagram who seemingly judged her for 'needing' to be in a relationship. See her response here!
    Researchers find how to add more "love hormone" to your relationships  Big ThinkWith Valentine's Day upon us, are you looking for a way to bring more love into your relationship? Take an art class or pick up a new board game to play ...
    7 Signs Your Relationship Isn't Over, It's Just Going Through Growing Pains  BustleAs we all know, the blissful honeymoon phase of a relationship won't last forever. At some point, it should transition into something deeper and more meaningful.
    Sign on the dotted line: Why millennials are writing contracts for their relationships  Chicago TribuneRachel Sibley and John Meyer had been dating four months when they planned out a night to reflect on their relationship. They dimmed the lights, lit some ...
    6 Keys to a Good Artist-Gallerist Relationship  ArtsyFive artists share the lessons they've gleaned from dealers who championed their works and others who've done a lot less.
    The No. 1 Trap That Keeps People In Relationships With Psychopaths  mindbodygreen.comWe often talk about gratitude like it's the miracle cure. Don't get me wrong: While I have a lot in my life to be grateful for, gratitude—like mindfulness, eating clean, ...
    Hauser: Are your relationships becoming 'relationslips'?  INFORUMOne of my ongoing goals is to build new relationships and grow current relationships healthier. The longer I live, the more I realize the quality of our relationships ...
    The 6 Best Books for a Healthy Relationship, According to Authors and Psychiatrists  New York MagazineListen: we're not suggesting you buy your significant other a book on how to achieve a healthier relationship for Valentine's Day. Chocolates or flowers will likely ...
    Topol hopes his review 'will repair patient and doctor relationships'  Digital HealthThe man behind the Topol Review has told Digital Health News the he hopes the document will rebuild relationships between patients and their doctors.
    4 Ways To Redesign Your Home For A Happier Relationship  mindbodygreen.comIs a man cave good or bad? For cohabiting couples, research shows having a room to yourself can actually help your relationship.
    Tick tock: Commitment readiness predicts relationship success  Science DailyNew research shows how a person's readiness to commit predicts the success or failure of relationships.
    Bipolar disorder and relationships: Everything you need to know  Medical News TodayBipolar disorder causes alterations in mood, leading to depressive and manic or hypomanic episodes. These changes in mood can sometimes put stress on a ...
    If You're Bored By Your Relationship, You'll Notice These 8 Things About Yourself  Elite DailyRelationships ebb and flow — that's simply a fact of being in a partnership with another person. You'll have your golden honeymoon phase and it will fizzle out.
    Three ways Facebook has affected your romantic relationships (and what to do about it)  Fox NewsFacebook has officially been around for 15 years, and for many of us, scrolling through our timelines is a part of our daily routine.
    Advice for healthy teen relationship  WDBJ7As teens begin to prepare for prom and formal dance this spring, health providers are trying to equipped parents with warning signs. Experts recommend talking ...
    Trump’s disruptive protectionism could be the opportunity to reinvent trade relationships  MarketWatchWhat initially was viewed as an unfortunate U.S. shift to protectionism may in fact have opened a window to improve the functioning of the global economy and ...
    Relationship scams: For one Spokane man, the heart briefly overruled the brain  The Spokesman-ReviewJon Louis, 81, recently got hooked by an online relationship scam that nearly cost him $3000. The Spokane widower accepted a Facebook friend request from a ...
    Flipping Out's Jeff Lewis hasn't been in relationship with ex Gage Edward for more than two years  Daily MailFlipping Out star Jeff Lewis said Friday that he and Gage Edward have been split for more than two years, about a month after the duo officially announced they ...
    10 science-backed relationship deal breakers  Times of IndiaAccording to experts, deal breakers are more important than deal makers in shaping the course of a relationship.
    Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson's relationship  Daily MailIt's been almost a year since boyfriend Tristan Thompson became embroiled in a cheating scandal, and just days before girlfriend Khloe Kardashian was set to ...
    Here's How To Actually Let Go Of Relationship Baggage  mindbodygreen.comHow do you deal with emotional baggage when you find yourself in a new relationship? Here's what psychologists and therapists recommend.
    Khloe Kardashian: Why Jordyn Woods epitomises every woman’s relationship fear  NEWS.com.auIf you have an internet connection, odds are you've probably heard something about the Kardashians, a basketballer called Tristan Thompson, and a girl called ...
    Long-distance relationships actually make couples come closer: Study  Times of IndiaLong-distance relationships are generally termed 'challenging' and many couples feel such relationships are doomed to fail because of the lack of physical ...
    7 Disagreements That Are OK 6 Months Into A Relationship, But Not A Year In  BustleRelationships look a lot different as they progress. Despite this, you may still feel that having serious arguments only six months in could be a relationship kiss of ...
    Common Relationship Deal Breakers and Red Flags  Cosmopolitan.comEveryone has some ultra-specific deal breaker that they refuse to ignore (pizza is NOT spicy, thank you very much). Take our polls to find out if you abide by the ...
    Corrections deputy fired after relationship with inmate  Bellingham HeraldCorrections deputy Adam Miller was fired after he was accused of having an intimate relationship with a female inmate at the Whatcom County Jail. He faces two ...
    A.B. details relationship with Steelers in AMA  NFL.comAntonio Brown watch-slash-stakeout is in full effect, and the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver continues to contribute to the offseason drama of his making.
    The Unexpected Way Having A Second Child Changed My Relationship With My Firstborn  Scary MommyI didn't expect that having a second child would change relationship with firstborn. But what no one warns you about having your second child is the frustration ...
    Huawei or the highway? The bill comes due for New Zealand's relationship with China  The SpinoffThe period of benign relations between New Zealand and China appears to be drawing to a close, writes Massey University's David Belgrave. Until recently ...
    Paul Hollywood 'testing relationship' with Summer Monteys-Fullam with pet dog  Mirror OnlineThe Great British Bake Off judge is said to have bought a Rottweiler puppy to test whether or not they're ready for children.
    Fifteen Years on Facebook: How Social Media is Changing Our Relationships  Iowa Public RadioFacebook turned 15 this month, and 214 million Americans continue to share thoughts, pictures, memes, articles, and propaganda with family, friends,
    Relative IDs relationship of hostages killed during standoff  WBRZA relative of one of five people fatally shot at a Mississippi home says she can't comprehend why the man identified as the gunman would turn on his family and ...
    Why many women settle in their romantic relationships  Toronto StarA survey by online dating app Bumble of 1003 Canadian women between 21 and 37 years old, found 23 per cent of them settle rather than continue their search ...
    Under Armour CEO questioned over MSNBC anchor relationship: report  Business InsiderUnder Armour CEO Kevin Plank turned to Stephanie Ruhle for business advice, a WSJ report says. At one point, the company's board asked him about it.
    The Symbiotic Relationship Between Hotels And On-Site Restaurants  ForbesIn competitive markets like New York City, standout dining concepts draw locals and out-of-town guests alike.
    Bedford football coach accused of inappropriate relationship with student pleads not guilty  WJW FOX 8 News ClevelandBEDFORD, Ohio -- A high school football coach accused of having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a student pleaded not guilty Friday. Sean Williams ...
    End money fights for healthier, longer-lasting relationships  Stuff.co.nzOPINION: Here's how to solve your relationship money conflicts.
    Sana Khan Confirms Relationship Rumours With Melvin Louis, Says 'Yes, We're In Love'  BollywoodShaadis.comBollywood starlet, Sana Khan, who rose to fame with her stint in reality show, Bigg Boss season 6, has found her happily ever after with famous dancer and.
    Kevin O'Leary: This should be your financial deal-breaker in a relationship  CNBCFor Kevin O'Leary, finance guru and star of ABC's "Shark Tank," there's one thing that should be a financial deal breaker when it comes to your relationship with ...
    Donald and Melania Trump: A Timeline of Their Relationship  BiographyIn September 1998, as part of New York City's Fashion Week festivities, 28-year-old model Melania Knauss attended a party at the Kit Kat Club in Times Square.
    This 1 powerful phrase is the science-backed secret to a happy relationship (and most of us rarely use it)  CNBCWhen it comes to building successful relationships, going the extra mile to express your gratitude is important. Even now, in this very moment, we're grateful that ...
    Barcelona Prioritise West Ham Target Maxi Gomez Due to Relationship With Luis Suarez  90minBarcelona are to prioritise a move for Celta Vigo star and former West Ham target Maxi Gomez in the summer due to his relationship with Uruguay teammate ...
    4 Things You'll Notice About Yourself When You're Comfortable In Your Relationship  Elite DailyThere's a simple pleasure in the moment you realize that you're comfortable in your relationship. Not in a "we're too comfortable and we've lost the ~romance~" ...
    Pregnant Gemma Atkinson makes very relatable Gorka Marquez relationship confession  Mirror OnlineGemma Atkinson gently poked fun at her relationship with Gorka Marquez with a hilarious meme after announcing her pregnancy.
    I can’t get over my long-distance ex-girlfriend  The GuardianMany people in long-distance relationships really like the bits in between meeting up, says Annalisa Barbieri.
    Is Bradley Cooper Married? What We Know About His Relationship with Irina Shayk  The Cheat SheetBradley Cooper is probably best known for his part on the cult classic The Hangover. While he's come a long way since 2009, there's just something about the ...
    Trevor Bauer opens up about relationship comments: 'Why would I want to hurt someone? I don't want to play with anybody's emotions'  WKYC.comSpeaking to WKYC's Dave Chudowsky at Spring Training, Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer elaborated on comments he made to Sports Illustrated ...
    Does Something Feel 'Off' About Your Mentor-Mentee Relationship?  EntrepreneurDon't ignore these 3 red flags that indicate your relationship is toxic.
    "How going off grid rebooted my relationship"  cosmopolitan.com (UK)My husband and I have what I think is a pretty good marriage. We're best mates, we love each other dearly, and we have a shared passion for dark ...
    Bow Wow's Exes Erica Mena And Kiyomi Leslie Have Bonded Over Their Failed Relationships With The Rapper  BETBow Wow has had two publicly failed relationships with Erica Mena and Kiyomi Leslie, respectively, with the latter ending in a reported physical altercation.
    How to date a guy who wants an open relationship  FeminaYou have met an interesting guy on an online dating platform. You have met him and you can feel the instant connect. But there's a bit of an issue. He has told ...
    Sharing Netflix, Spotify Accounts After Couples Break Up  NPRSharing of online streaming video and music passwords among sweethearts is a territorial marker, like wearing a boyfriend's sweater. But what happens to ...
    Is "slow love" the key to a lasting relationship?  CBS NewsOn this Valentine's Day, new research shows a revolution is in the works when it comes to finding love that lasts. The concept is called "slow love." "Marriage ...
    Angola has decriminalized same-sex relationships, rights group says  CNNAngola has decriminalized same-sex relationships, according to Human Rights Watch agency.
    Love hotel's sushi room allows you to consummate your relationship in a unique way  Japan TodayJapan's love hotels allow couples to rent rooms by the hour, for those occasions when they need a little alone time and a bed, but aren't necessarily looking for ...
    The Math Behind Successful Relationships  The Wall Street JournalA psychologist and mathematician teamed up to craft a tool that proved to be shockingly accurate at predicting which marriages would wind up in divorce.
    Halsey & Yungblud On Their Relationship & '11 Minutes': Watch  BillboardHalsey and Yungblud paid a visit to the 97.1 AMP Radio show on Feb. 22 to talk about their latest collaboration “11 Minutes,” which also features Travis Barker, ...
    Huawei or the highway? The rising costs of New Zealand's relationship with China  The Conversation AUNew Zealand's decision to block Huawei from its 5G cellular networks due to security concerns is likely to be just the first of many that challenge Wellington's ...
    Protecting your relationship is one of the best financial investments you can make  ABC NewsIt's an unlikely place to look, but lessons from the world of financial investing provide us with some clues as to how we can protect ourselves from the ravages of ...

    How to Choose Your Life Partner?

    You have reached the age where you can start thinking... Read More

    A Dear Jon Letter

    How do you let go of someone whom you have... Read More

    Why Do Men and Women Misunderstand Each Other So Much

    Joke from a Woman to another Woman "Some husbands are... Read More

    Should You Forgive Infidelity?

    If you're asking yourself that question, then somewhere within you... Read More

    Second Time Around the Block

    Divorce happens. I'm not going to debate the causes or... Read More

    Won Ton or Kreplach? How We Raise Children in Our Chinese-Jewish Family

    I always knew my Oriental wife was Jewish; after all,... Read More

    Great Relatinship Advice: The Ability to Create a Vision for Your Relationship

    Many of us stumble into marriage and then continue to... Read More

    Being Romantic for a Change

    Honestly, I do not know anyone who is romantic nowadays... Read More

    The Three Rings of Relationships

    Glenna Trout is an international authority on face reading whose... Read More

    Improve Relationships With Style

    Have you ever felt that relationships are messy? These messes,... Read More

    Ridding Yourself Of Being A Manipulator To Better Your Relationships

    One of the oldest character flaws in humans is their... Read More

    Interview with Tigress Luv: How To Get Over A Breakup

    Recently I had the opportunity to interview my personal favorite... Read More

    10 Things You Probably Didnt Know About Signs of Infidelity

    Certain things about signs of infidelity come as a surprise... Read More

    Everything I Know About Relationship Success I Learned At The Playground

    It happened again!I was enjoying an evening with my little... Read More

    How to Get Over a Breakup

    This is one of the most difficult parts of a... Read More

    Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

    It's one of the ways you can spot a woman... Read More

    How Compatible Are You and Your Partner?

    What are the things you argue about? Where are the... Read More

    Destroyers of Relationships

    Communication and listening is very important in any relationship. For... Read More

    How To Slay The Toxic Dragon In Your Life

    How To "Slay The Dragon" In Your Life In Five... Read More

    Buying A Diamond For Your Special Person?

    The first thing you want to consider when buying a... Read More

    Taking the True Relationship Test

    If you have ever read teen magazines you will be... Read More

    Being A Friend Through A Divorce

    We used to joke amongst the couples we are close... Read More

    Relationship Tips: 16 Practical Dramatic Ways to Know if He/She is REALLY Changing

    Every relationship hits a snag, or worse, a major crisis... Read More

    Who Should Relocate In A Long Distance Relationship?

    My Dear Lover,Soon or later, you and your beloved will... Read More

    Passion or Purpose?

    I hate moderation. I hate doing things moderately. I hate... Read More