Originally Posted by StarTeddy
To me, commitment is about loyalty and dedication. It's about saying "I'll stand by you and work hard to make this relationship work". I think that can apply to all relationships, poly or mono, and has nothing to do with "control".
I agree, although I always believe that commitment to one's principles should always come before commitment to people. I don't know anyone (including myself) who always practices this, but it's the ideal I strive for.