Such acts of thoughtfulness may go from small and seemingly insignificant to as extravagant as buying matching jewelry. Keeping each other in mind to the point where you’re considering them in your regular purchases, you’re probably in a committed relationship.
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Outside of normal working hours and with all the things you could be doing in a day, there usually isn’t much time left over to spare.
The fact that you and your significant other regularly choose to make time for each other is a good sign that you’re both committed.
It’s a big demonstration of trust if one or both of you have keys to the other’s house.
A public announcement on social media is usually a good sign that things are going well and that you’re both comfortable enough to broadcast your affection to the world.
Going into a major contract (other than marriage) with someone, such as buying property or a car, is a sign that things are pretty serious between you. Contracts are a big deal because they’re generally harder to get out of than to get into, so signing together means you expect to be committed for a long time.
When going out of your way for your beloved is nearly effortless and commonplace, you’re definitely committed. Examples of that includes: taking a lunch break to run an errand for them, rearranging travel plans so they get can get the time off to join you, or lending your car to make sure they make it to that meeting on time…
Take a critical eye to your relationships, individually and as a whole, to determine what may be missing, as well as which bonds could be strengthened.
If there are people on your list who you rarely see but you genuinely value and feel connected to, prioritize them more. And if there are people that don't add up value to your life, trim them out of your life.
Many of us will go to great lengths to distract ourselves with anything and everything: food, booze, shopping, television, tabloid news, online social networks, video games, phones etc.
Acknowledging this is the first step to healing it. So begin right now by just breathing, alone, and noticing with curiosity, and without judgment, all of the little ways you can simply BE in your own skin, right here, right now, in this present moment we call life.