14 wonderful things that happen when you take time to commit instead of rushing into a relationship
When it comes to commitment, here are all the things you should know before you decide to plunge head first into it.
The moment you rush into something and commit to things without thinking it through, you are looking at a much higher risk of things going wrong or not as planned. Hasty decisions are never good and can leave a lot of room for regret. It is advisable to do yourself a favor and take some time out to think and figure out if this is really what you want. These are 14 amazing things that happen when you decide to take some time out rather than commit quickly:
#14 Helps to balance things out
Taking your own time to fall in love and get into a committed relationship also helps you to balance out all aspects of your life. You are able to set aside time for your friends, family, and personal space without having to commit heavily to just one part of your life.
#13 Become wiser
Taking some time out also makes you wiser about the choices you make and will also help you to understand the dynamics of your relationship. With time you will know that everyday is not perfect and to be in a happy and loving relationship takes some amount of effort and work. You will be able to re-evaluate your expectations and needs.
#12 Being humorous
With some couples, the relationship eventually starts to demand too much and they will find it to be more of a burden. However, taking your time to commit will mean that the relationship is a lot less strained and you always have the space and opportunity to laugh things off.
#11 A lot more appreciative of what you have
Only time will tell you that what you have is worth it and is something that holds a lot of value. Until you understand for yourself that what you have is real, the relationship will not hold the meaning you would like it to. Taking things slowly, only makes you appreciate your partner and your bond a lot more.
#10 Different level of respect for people in long-term relationships
Soon after being with someone for a while, you tend to have a lot more respect for other people who have been in seriously long and committed relationships. It helps you to understand that some people do everything it takes to make their relationship harmonious and joyful.
#9 You are ready to grow up
Most times what happens in a relationship is that the two people are not ready to look past themselves and would like things to be as balanced and equal as possible. This is never possible as being in a relationship means that you will have to grow up and look beyond your own wants and needs. With some time and self-understanding, this is possible.
#8 You look at the bigger picture
You start to think of the bigger picture and you begin to let go off all the smaller and more petty issues that couples normally go through. When you have had time to decide that this is something you want to make an effort for, you will find your approach to your relationship and partner a lot easier.
#7 Start taking care of yourself
How can you be expected to attempt to look after someone else if you cannot look after yourself. When you are sure that you want to commit, you will find yourself wanting to be the best version of you that you can possibly be. A healthy and loving relationship will only drive this need to put your best foot first forward.
#6 You are ready to compromise
When you take some time to commit and understand things, you also reach a stage where you are willing to compromise a lot more and won't feel bad about it. You are not so set in your ways and you and your partner give each other the space and understanding to be yourselves.
#5 There is no need to spend time decoding texts and messages
People tend to waste a lot of time looking at what the other person is trying to say and will spend hours in trying to comprehend what the other person is trying to say. You are comfortable in your own skin and will not be dependent on the other person for your happiness.
#4 You are happy to be the person you are becoming
This is a stage where you feel like you are finally happy and proud to be the person that you are becoming. Giving each other time to commit allows you to focus on who you want to be and what you want to do. This will also make it clear whether you and your partner are on the same page or not.
#3 You are aware of what your boundaries are
Taking time gives the two of you time to understand each other's boundaries and know when not to cross the line. The easiest thing that can go wrong in a relationship is when the two people involved are unaware of each other's boundaries and deal breakers.
#2 The relationship is easier
The entire relationship in general is a lot easier and the two of you know each other a lot better. This makes it easier to deal with each other's flaws and tolerate things that would not have been easy enough to do earlier.
#1 You have a lot more clarity
Taking time to think through things, figure out what exactly you are looking for only gives you more clarity rather than getting into something quickly and without knowing what you are getting into. Time only gives you a better understanding of the long-term picture.
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