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Commitment, the big “C-word” in relationships, is defined as feeling connected to your partner, wanting your relationship to succeed, and thinking about your long-term future together.1 Although there are downsides to commitment (see here for an example), commitment is associated … [Read more...] about Let Me Count The Ways: 5 Reasons Commitment is Good For Your Relationship
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