So many articles, hubs, and books are written offering advice to women in particular on ways to get their men to "commit". In some instances these are people who have been in (long-term monogamus relationships) for 5 or more years. With a divorce rate of 50% or higher clearly saying, "I do" does not necessarily mean "forever". Would you consider yourself to be in a "committed relationship" if you were together for 5, 10, 15 or more years but not married?
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ReneeDC1979, Are you saying a couple that has lived together for 30 or 40 years in a monogamus relationship would not be considered a "committed couple" in your opinion? :-)
No I am saying the length of time does not determine the commitment. The people determine commitmen. You can be together for 80 years and be committed or 8 months and be committed.
I agree it does come down to the couples dedication.However many would say if ithe relationship ends there was no "real commitment".(married or not)
I wouldn't say that - I just think everything has it's season and sometimes relationships run their course. But, it does not mean you weren't committed. There's just some thing or some things that you can't work out and parting ways is best.
Excellent point! If time means nothing, Is it possible for someone to be “committed” for the night, weekend, or a week? :-) Awhile back I wrote a hub on this subject. https://hubpages.com/relationships/CommitmentWitho...