Millennials aren’t necessarily afraid to commit. Simply put, because young adults have so many avenues and options when it comes to finding a mate, they are taking their sweet time to explore those options rather than rush to the altar.
The goal of marriage shouldn’t be to change your partner, but rather to deepen your relationship by acknowledging your commitment.
“Can I really trust that we are a team? That you will stand up for me to the rest of the world above all else? Do you really, truly GET me? Will you still love me, even if I completely disagree?”
Learning to balance the me-ness with the we-ness of your relationship is lifelong work that you will only improve on if you allow yourself to be influenced by your partner.
Couples in long-term relationships must learn to make the seemingly small and mundane moments actually pivotal moments that show your partner you are in tune with their world.