Dr Lee Baucom, Ph.D., says this about "Connect And Commit"
Amy, you have created an EXCELLENT source for anyone ready to make the next move in commitment. I would guess upward of 70% of "committed" relationships don't truly understand the nature of commitment. You have provided a great guide for those wanting to deepen commitment from any point of a relationship!
I love the "commitment timeline." It matches my own findings, and validates the research. It also provides a path through the chaos someone can feel in the midst of the tough stages. I also found your research into why people have difficulties with making a commitment to be excellent and helpful. It doesn't always take years of counseling to figure out our issues when someone can gently point them out!
And, yes, sometimes a relationship becomes committed for the WRONG reasons! That is an area you cover well! The best way to make a relationship work is to make sure it is with the RIGHT person for the RIGHT reason. And you help people to untangle that web!
If someone is truly ready to explore how a commitment happens, and how it can work (and what can destroy it), you have provided THE GUIDE! It should be mandatory reading for people considering deeper commitment. . . and definitely for anyone preparing to marry.
Lee H. Baucom, Ph.D.