Family is very important to most people, and this is an issue couples deal with when deciding whether or not a partnership should be a committed one. While being physically close to family members is not always necessary, there are times when ties of loyalty can interfere with a relationship. Listening to parents, siblings, or even close relatives over a relationship partner when a decision is being made can break a couple apart easily.
Learning to put a partner first before family should not be a difficult proposition. Those who choose not to do it are often making a big mistake, and they may be pushing the perfect partner far away. Their family will always be important to them, but their partner is the one who will build a future with them. Opting to continue being more loyal to family should be a sign that a person’s partner might want to quit before any long term commitment is made.