Vision, Effort and
Here are some things that you
can both do to ensure that you feel committed to
Develop a long-term, big
picture view of what you want to achieve as a
Make time for and put effort
into creating and maintaining a good
relationship and being there for one another.
Express your commitment by
showing initiative, putting in extra effort when
required, and demonstrating a sense of urgency
Celebrate individual and
joint accomplishments and milestones.
Maintain a work life balance
and continually experiment in and improve all
dimensions of your life--for example, work,
home, community, and leisure.
Step back regularly and ask
yourself how you are contributing to the
relationship, and what you may need to do
Watch this video by John
Gottman about the things that demonstrate
commitment and trust in a relationship.