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It’s come to my attention that we need to talk about commitment and what it means.
A few questions later he learned that she had been dating this person for a year, they were not living together, and the reason she broke it off is that he “cheated.” They talked about pre-committed vs.committed relationships, and she agreed that it was a pre-committed relationship, but insisted that they had made a “commitment” to each other.In their conversation, it occurred to David to make a distinction between a “Commitment” versus a “Promise.” The woman and her boyfriend had made a promise to each other within the context of a relationship that was not committed.But here’s the thing: what he was saying was hardly original.I’ve heard a variation on this theme from so many men I’ve dated. In talking to my friends, I understand that I am not alone.