Commitment in a relationship

So where would any relationship be without commitment? Nowhere. Without this then why bother?
When you are with your loved one you want to know that they are in it for the long run. You want to feel safe and secure in the knowledge that you are their one and their only, and nothing will ever change that for them.
Commitment doesn’t just mean being faithful. (Although of course they do have to be faithful). It also means they are committed enough to the relationship to make it work no matter what. To stand by you though the toughest of times. Nurse you when you’re at your sickest. As the famous lines say. In sickness and in health. For better for worse. For richer and poorer.
I know I know. You’ve heard those lines a million times before. But. If you don’t understand. Or adhere to those wise words. Then you can’t be as committed as you think.
All partners want security. And knowing that no matter what lays ahead of you in your futures together, you both will be committed enough to one another to be each others strength. Be the strength when they’re weak. Be the helper when they are too sick to help themselves. Support them when they need support. The shoulder they need to cry on. And the ear to release their worries to. Because you should know. That if it was the other way around. They would do it all for you without question.