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Help me find perspective, is my relationship half-full or half-empty?

I've been in a relationship with my boyfriend for about 3 years now, but it seems like we can't seem to find a good "groove". We're satisfied in the relationship for a while and then we get into petty fights and don't resolve them. I thought I was happy with him and really enjoyed his company. However, it's been more and more stressful and I need help figuring out if I've checked out for a while, or if the relationship has run its course. Hope me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 14, 2014 - 17 answers

Are women supposed to bring up the commitment talk?

I've been "seeing" someone for three weeks now, and he seems interested... I think... but hasn't mentioned anything regarding a relationship or exclusivity yet. Should I bring it up or wait it out? [more inside]
posted by Autumn on Dec 13, 2013 - 26 answers

What really matters in a long term relationship?

I love my boyfriend dearly but am starting to doubt our long term potential. I don't know if I'm asking smart questions, or letting my inner commitment phoebe dictate my thinking. [more inside]
posted by meb123 on Apr 25, 2013 - 25 answers

Why did you break up?

Why did you break up? More specifically, you thought you found someone you're compatible with, you guys mutually made a commitment, but yet you ended up breaking up a year or two later, or later in life. What was the reason for the breakup? [more inside]
posted by never.was.and.never.will.be. on Dec 5, 2012 - 46 answers

What is the best choice for this relationship?

Should I tell the person I've dated that his time is up? [more inside]
posted by kellybird on Sep 9, 2012 - 30 answers

Can I get a jump?

I feel like I'm stuck in that awkward phase of a relationship between dating and when things become serious. I'm ready for something more. I'm not sure my boyfriend is, and I'm concerned. Snowflakes abound. [more inside]
posted by erstwhile on Oct 15, 2011 - 20 answers

I think I need to communicate, but how?

New guy moving away in a few weeks--how do I tell him what I think? [more inside]
posted by queens86 on Sep 6, 2011 - 22 answers

What happens when you marry someone you love but aren't deeply "in love" with?

Have you (or someone you know well) loved someone but weren't "in love" with them (had a strong, warm, happy relationship but one that wasn't very intense, passionate, etc) and gotten married/been in a long-term partnership? Did it matter that you weren't "in love" exactly? If it led to problems, what were they? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 22, 2011 - 56 answers

Can't Commit to a Long Term Relationship

My problem is that I can't commit long term to romantic relationships. This commitment phobia automatically colors me as a bad person because the right thing to do in this society is to find that one special person and commit to them for the rest of your life. (ideally) [more inside]
posted by BettyBurnheart on Jun 30, 2011 - 36 answers

Could my relationship break be temporary and successful?

My girlfriend have decided to go 'on a break'. I'm interested in hearing about how others have fared in such an arrangement. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 20, 2011 - 36 answers

Boyfriend is scared to think about the future. Should I be patient or leave?

I'm in a new relationship that's going great, but he's scared of thinking about a future together, and we have different views on kids and marriage. Should I be patient, or is it better to cut my losses? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 23, 2010 - 27 answers

Sweet Guy or Crazy Person?

I am currently dating an ex, and we've been back together for about a month now. Everything is going really well, except for the fact that I'm starting to get a little freaked out about his revelation that he thinks I'm his soul mate and that he never got over me from the last time around. Does this guy sound sweet and sincere or potentially unbalanced? [more inside]
posted by mudlark on Oct 22, 2010 - 49 answers

Grass is greener syndrome with first love after 7 years together

First love, 7 year healthy relationship, grass is greener syndrome - how to proceed? [more inside]
posted by lichen on Sep 2, 2010 - 39 answers

A Classic Case of Cold Feet?

We've been going out for three months and suddenly he's starting to freak out. He's got all the symptoms of the classic cold feet you see in the movies. Our relationship is still very new but good, and loving, but he's building up all this irrational stress about being in a committed relationship is cutting off his options and he's afraid he'll hurt me because he can't trust himself if he's tempted. [more inside]
posted by sweetmarie on Mar 17, 2010 - 25 answers

talking about Big Plans in a relationship

Talking Big Plans in a relationship -- how do I distinguish the excitement of approaching life for two from the prudence to not jump the gun, so to speak? [more inside]
posted by elephantsvanish on Mar 2, 2010 - 7 answers

Wedding commitment symbol that is not a ring?

Let's say you want to marry someone, but they don't want a ring. This would be because the person doesn't ever wear rings, not wanting to draw attention to their hands (long story, just know that hand-oriented things are out). What other options are there for a wedding token? Are there cool options from cultures that do not have the wedding ring as part of their history? Any non-hand-based suggestions are welcome.
posted by anonymous on Oct 13, 2009 - 38 answers

Stereotypical male, or just being cautious?

Am I that stereotypical "afraid to commit" male, or am I just being cautious about a relationship I care about? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 18, 2009 - 28 answers

He may be moving away geographically, should I be moving away emotionally?

Is my relationship going nowhere? And how might I go about asking him what his intentions are without freaking him out? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 23, 2008 - 30 answers

Space sucks.

Relationshipfilter: My 5month girlfriend suddenly realized she needs space to grow on her own, outside of a serious relationship. How the hell do I do it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 21, 2006 - 30 answers

Commitment

How do you help somoene terrified of committment get through their fears and into the relationship you think you both were meant for?

This might just be a general "what's the best way to approach someone with emotional baggage" question; be sympathetic, caring and understanding or trying to help them get over it? I know what it is that causes this for him/her but I don't know how to best make them understand I'm not trying to "fix" them when I approach it.
posted by anonymous on Dec 11, 2004 - 10 answers

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