What Does Commitment Actually Mean in a Marriage?

And is there always an asterisk for infidelity?

Vicki Larson
3 min readOct 6, 2019

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It seems that whenever anyone talks about divorce, the C word comes up — commitment. The problem with couples today, the typical comment goes, is that they just don’t know what commitment means.

OK, so what does commitment in a marriage mean?

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Vicki Larson

Award-winning journalist, author of “Not Too Old For That" & "LATitude: How to Make a Live Apart Together Relationship Work (2024) coauthor of “The New I Do,”