Building Commitment in Your Marriage
Building commitment in your marriage can be easier than you think. But, it does take work. And it takes a shift in the way you think and look at things.
Building Commitment in Your Marriage During Critical Moments
When there are critical moments in your relationship, are you emotionally there for each other? Are you unavailable?
Building commitment often begins the foundational layer of trust during critical/significant moments/events in your relationship. When times are tough, either for one person or between the both of you, trust and commitment are built when you are there for each other. Supportive. Present.
Even when times are tough, trust is built when the other doesn’t leave. They stay. They are there and are able to see endearing qualities about their spouse that can help them remain emotionally supportive even when times are rocky between them.
When this doesn’t happen, what can often result is feeling betrayed. But, if you can turn toward your spouse when they need you, when he or she is struggling, or when you both are struggling, you can begin strengthening trust and building commitment in your marriage.
Mutual Trust Building
You may have heard the statement believe someone’s “actions” not just their words. This is true in trust building and building commitment in your marriage. There is a key principle in marriage that is foundational. It is…
Do you keep your partner in the forefront of your mind when making decisions? Whether big or small decisions, is you partner in your thoughts? Can you think of how he/she might feel if you decide something or if you don’t do something? Are you able to think about how your partner sees things from his or her perspective? How they might think about something you decide to do or not do?
This is in both big things and little every day things. From purchasing a big purchase to cleaning the dishes in the kitchen sink. Couples that keep the other in their thoughts and make decisions with both parties in mind, are fine tuning a very important tool in commitment building within their relationship.