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Old 06-28-2011, 05:37 PM
opalescent opalescent is offline
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I think of committment as having varying levels. For example, the committment I have with Beloved is the type described by Tonberry and others - lifelong, work through problems, never give up on the relationship, even as it changes, etc.

But I can also see myself developing relationships with committments that are not so all-encompassing, or lifelong, or connected to goals. I tend to think of committments as an agreement between partner(s) that can vary in length, width, breadth. And a committment should be capable of evolving. A commitment for me is not automatically lifelong or 'never say die!' in terms of a relationship. But it is something I take very seriously, and I would even if it wasn't a forever kind of thing.

That old pesky definitions question again...
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