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Why do so many people think it's better to be in a bad relationship than to be alone?


I enjoy my own company and I have so many crafts and hobbys that I love. Being alone is not a bad thing to me. I have three children and as we prepare to send the last one off to college my mind races with all the wonderful moments of solitude in my future. Being in a bad relationship is not an option for me. Why do I know so many women and men who would rather be miserable in a bad relationship than to be alone?

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    SEXYLADYDEE 4 years ago

    As a survivor of domestic violence I can relate to "self esteem destroyed, unable to support financially and staying with what you know". But at the end of the day this life is too short to be afraid and miserable. I think it slowly kills you. Dee

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    SEXYLADYDEE 4 years ago

    Thank you for your input. This is indeed a difficult topic to broach with some. But I get asked about it often. I don't mind eating out alone, going to the movies etc. I am both introverted (an only child for ten years) & an extrovert. Dee

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    SEXYLADYDEE 4 years ago

    Very true. Even though you can always go out to be social or have people in. Often people who are "together" don't spend quality time together when it's a bad relationship. Dee

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    SEXYLADYDEE 4 years ago

    Boy and I thought I was brutally honest. I think we have to tell them the truth while trying not to alienate them. They have to be able to come to us knowing we will also be supportive. Dee


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    SEXYLADYDEE 4 years ago

    It's very true that the people and systems you have been taught to trust can support the institution of marriage even when it's full of poison. But from personal experience I know you can be in so much pain, self doubt, confusion you don't/cant hear

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    SEXYLADYDEE 4 years ago

    I have been single a few times at New Years and I always believed it meant someone wonderful was coming that year. I find the bar at places like Red Lobster are a good place to eat alone, occasionally catch a good game and meet interesting people.

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    SEXYLADYDEE 4 years ago

    Yes and I think staying in a bad relationship can keep you from finding the person out there who is truly meant for you. Dee

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    SEXYLADYDEE 4 years ago

    I disagree, an abusive relationship tainted by drugs, alcohol and or physical abuse is a bad relationship. How you react is secondary to the "status" of it. You are so right about us all having a purpose. Too many don't have a clue. Thanks. Dee


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