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How ready are you for a committed relationship?
When you’re wondering whether your relationship is a good candidate for a long-term commitment there’s a lot to take into account. This checklist focuses on maturity in a number of different areas. Answering these questions may help you and your partner to get a fresh perspective on how ready you are right now to make and sustain an ongoing commitment and determine if you are ready to be in a committed relationship with the current person in your life
The checklist was developed by author and former counsellor Rhonda Pritchard. It is published in her book Love in the Real World, about starting and keeping close relationships. As she says “We don’t have to be models of maturity all the time. However, it helps in committed relationships to put value on being grown-up and to make that a goal for ourselves. This is a lifetime endeavour”.
The Grown-Up Checklist that will help when deciding if you are ready for committed relationships
(From Love in the Real World by Rhonda Pritchard)
In what ways do we show we can each fend for ourselves?
How much self control do we each have?
Do we each take responsibility?
How do we each show signs of being able to care for someone else?
These are some of the basics in determining if committed relationships are what you want. Make sure to take your time and see is this is what you want at your present situation and if you are ready to take the commitment.
Of course, if you feel you are lacking in any of these areas, we are happy to help you upgrade your communication skills and set you on the right track.