While it’s true nobody said marriage was easy, only folks in a bad marriage can truly understand that marriage shouldn’t have to be so hard.
Despite the best of intentions and promises of forever, sometimes a marriage just doesn’t work out.
No matter the reason for the deterioration of a relationship, staying in a toxic marriage for the sake of staying married will eventually take a very serious personal toll.
Take a look at the 7 most common reasons people stay in bad marriages and why staying isn’t such a great idea – after the jump.
Leaving a marriage to start a new beginning can be scary for a lot of reasons. Whether it's fear of being alone, starting over, or no longer having someone to blame, fear is damaging to your spirit. According to psychotherapist Mel Schwartz
, "When you stay married out of fear, the emotional paralysis that pervades further poisons the relationship. Staying together out of resignation – due to fear – results in an enigmatic dilemma. Such people won’t consider divorce, and yet they are convinced that their marriage won’t improve, so they don’t work on the relationship." Schwartz goes on to say, "Fear should not be a factor in your choice. Ultimately, the question is how much happiness you deserve in your life. It is not selfish to deserve happiness." Image credit: Shutterstock
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