The holidays have been full of stress and anxiety, because every moment feels like a proposal could be right around the corner.
Unhappy Relationships – Why You Can’t Leave When You Know You Should
When I was laid off six months ago from my job with a startup, it seemed like the worst thing that could possibly happen to me to not have that job anymore, because I loved it so much. I need to be in my current city because of my industry, and the same is true of my boyfriend.
I need my boyfriend for the financial stability he provides while I get back on my feet, professionally, and set up a foundation for myself. That would be the end of a lot of things for me, and right now, that risk outweighs the horribleness of having to fake it through this relationship. He is the rock and the support system, financially and emotionally, that I never had growing up.
But I am no longer in love with him, I no longer want to be touched by him, and I no longer have dreams of spending my life with him. I would never cheat on him or betray his trust, but I know that my life, romantically, will be spent with someone else. The Debt Advisory Centre study found that London had the highest proportion of couples admitting that they had stayed together for financial reasons.
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On the parenting website Mumsnet, many threads relate to feeling financially trapped in a relationship that no longer seems to function. According to the counselling service Relate , people in unhappy or unsupportive relationships are three times more likely to suffer from depression. It can be extremely dangerous to stay in an abusive relationship due to the threat of emotional damage, bodily harm and death.
In alone, more than 20 women have been murdered and their partner or former partner charged with the crime. Rachel was just 20 when she found herself in an abusive relationship with her year-old boyfriend. She told Metro.
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Now 25, Rachel has broken free of the relationship. Gaining financial independence allowed her to get away.
Although women are more likely to stay in relationships due to financial worries and more likely to be the victims of domestic violence, men can also find themselves trapped in abusive relationships. Once, she spontaneously hit me on the back of my head with a cooking dish, almost knocking me unconscious.