Why People Stay In Bad Relationships

Bella Breakdown

You might know someone who is in a terrible relationship, or you yourself could be in a bad relationship and struggling to get out. We are a culture who idealizes love, so why do we stick around if we know that love is, frankly, terrible? Well, the answer might lie within your partner.

Studies have shown that people tend to stay in relationships 2 months to 10 weeks longer than when the actual thought to break up occurs. This is specifically true when the person who wants to do the breaking up feels that their partner is extremely dependent upon the relationship.

This means your partner depends solely on you for emotional, or even financial support. The dependency may even be a major factor as to why you want to break up with them in the first place.

The other reason could be because you feel as though you won’t be able to find a better partner. Let’s just say this, if you and your partner are constantly fighting, and you’re constantly feeling unsatisfied, or crying all of the time… odds are you can find someone better. If the thought of breaking up with your partner has been constantly occurring, although it might be difficult, it is a lot healthier to break up with your partner now than drag it out until things get worse.

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