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To some, it means not cheating, and for others, it means dating exclusively or maintaining a marriage.
(I recommend you take the quiz before reading further so that you can give your natural responses.) Click here to take the quiz We all say it, but what does commitment really mean?
If you scored 3 or 4 points, it sounds like you may be seeing some warning signs of an abusive relationship. Something that starts small can grow much worse over time. But in a healthy relationship, you won't find abusive behaviors.
If you think your relationship may not be as healthy as you deserve, chat with a advocate to get more information.
One study of college students found that people who would initiate a breakup with their partner in the next five months had lower commitment levels than people who would still be dating their partner at the end of that time.The best thing to do is to talk to your partner and let them know what you like and don't like. Remember, communication is always important when building a healthy relationship.It's also good to be informed so you can recognize the different types of abuse.If you find out your partner is cheating, for instance, or if your parents strongly disapprove of your partner, or if you have to move to China and your partner insists on keeping a position in the state of Wyoming, such factors could prompt a non-commitment-related breakup.All in all, your commitment score is a significant puzzle piece when you want to know if your relationship will last.