A marriage vow is a lifetime commitment that two individuals make to each other. Unmarried couples also commit to each other when they pledge monogamy, live together and/or have children together.
Sometimes individuals are so dissatisfied or unhappy with the relationship, that they question whether to continue the relationship. When this occurs, it doesn’t necessarily mean doom for the relationship. What it means is that the relationship needs attention.
Couples in distress are usually no longer effective repairing their conflict or disconnection. If couples lose this ability, relationships tend to deteriorate over time.
Couples counseling routinely deals with couples who may be questioning their commitment. The status quo of the relationship is no longer meeting their needs.The quest is to change this status quo by having the couple implement the principles successful couples use.