Why do people choose to stay in disruptive relationships? Does one really love the other or is it a fear of being alone? What is love anyway?
I have a tendency to stay in unhealthy relationships because of lonliness. Love should be kind , gentle, full of trust and respect.
Based on my 6 divorces prior to meeting my wife, I'd have to say the reasons for staying vary. Love, fear (of being alone, of being attacked by the one you're trying to leave, or even fear of friends and relatives giving you a hard time about it), and sometimes concern that the one you need to leave might not make it without you.
That last one can get interesting.
As to "what is love anyway", it'll take a better man (or woman or angel or something) than me to answer that one.
People stay in bad relationships for a variety of reasons-
Fear of being alone/or being without the familiarity of the known.
Feelings of an obligation(s) to stay
Doubt that they are worth anything more than they have in the dysfunctional relationship
or Love is still there, and the hope that it will be enough to pull through the bad times to the good.
What is love? I believe love to be complicated and different for everyone, but I believe it to include mutual respect and understanding-genuine concern and overwhelming admiration and a driving desire to be close to someone else, to feel at peace with yourself.
A person can be alone and not lonely as well as they can be devoted to a relationship and feel considerable loneliness.
by Nikki Khan2 weeks ago
Loneliness can have both negative and positive effects.It does effect every individual in different way.On my side,it gives me more time to think,explore,read and write.How does it effect you?Share your stories.
by GFS TEAM5 years ago
I am still trying to find its answer, but its true that even I love to be alone. But dont know the reason yet
by schoolgirlforreal4 years ago
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by SapphireGreen23 months ago
When and how does it end up that you have a lot of friends and then eventually you turn around and you are alone because you are not happy with yourself? Shouldnt that be a time where your friends are there the most?
by vydyulashashi7 years ago
Alone or among people? If so why?
by Grace Marguerite Williams5 years ago
In our society, there is an emphasis on being a couple and part of a crowd. From our childhoods, we have been inundated that it is wrong to be alone. Children are pushed to associate and to have...
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