Why do people stay in unhappy relationships?

There are all sorts of reasons, the most dire of which is probably “they’re in danger if they leave.” That’s a horrific reality for a lot of people trapped in abusive, violent, or manipulative relationships. But it’s not the only reason someone might choose to be in an unhappy couple rather than strike out on their own.

Here are a few of the reasons some men in particular have stuck it out.

10. For the kids

It’s quite a strategy – who knows if it will pay off in the long run.

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9. I guess I’ll stay

If you already want to leave, you should probably just leave.

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8. Rather annoyed

Talk about feeling super duper insecure.

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7. Don’t know what to do

You act in the moment then deal with it later on.

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6. What’s the alternative?

That undiscovered country from whose bourn no traveler returns.

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5. Very painful

Sounds like what you both want and need are not at all balanced.

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4. In my name

Sounds less like a relationship and more like a tenuous system of threats.

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3. For them

One day they’ll realize that.

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2. What even

Love makes you do thoroughly insane things.

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1. Too hot

Physical beauty fades. Trust is forever.

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Good luck to all of y’all, I hope things work out for the better.

Have you stayed with someone you’d have rather left? Why?

Tell us about it in the comments.