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What does it mean to be "commited" to a relationship?

Merriam-Webster's dictionary defines Commitment as follows:
the state or an instance of being obligated or emotionally impelled

Here's my take on it:
You know you are committed to a relationship if you focus on your negative qualities and the other person's positive qualities. In other words, you try to improve yourself and accept the other person unconditionally.

Chew on it!

[Originally posted on my personal blog at muralikd.blogspot.com, October 22, 2006]

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