When a relationship is getting more serious, the word "commitment" tends to get thrown around a lot, by friends, family members, coworkers, and maybe even your therapist or another professional. Everyone wants to know if this relationship is one that's going to last. You'd probably like to know the status of your relationship as well. Commitments are serious things — and can be big steps in a romantic relationship — but they can also be a little bit risky. What if you're committed and your partner isn't? Luckily, there are some questions to ask your partner that'll reveal if they're committed to your relationship, so if you're ready to take the leap, you don't have to do so without any sort of idea as to where they stand.
Open and honest communication is important in any relationship, but can be especially important when you're trying to figure out if the one you're currently in has a future or not. If it's going to end in heartache either way because they believe (or don't believe) these particular things, you might prefer asking the questions and hearing the honest answers before letting yourself become completely invested in the relationship. Still, before you ask big questions about your relationship and your future, you should be prepared for the answers to potentially be things that you didn't want to hear. Ultimately, however, knowing if your partner is committed to your relationship or not can help you determine if the relationship is right for you, as well.