Have you ever stayed in a toxic relationship way longer than you should have? Are you currently in a bad relationship and finding yourself making excuses to stick around? You may want to read the following six awful reasons to stay in a bad relationship and see if any of them apply to you:
1. It's Not the “Right Time” To Break Up
This is a frequent excuse that people use when they know they're in a bad relationship but they don't know how to get out of it. If now is not the “right time,” when will be? The longer you stay in a toxic situation, the less likely you are to ever get out of it. Therefore, now is always the best time to get out of a bad relationship.
2. You Don't Want To Upset Their Friends Or Family
While you may not be in love with your partner anymore, you may still love their family. You may have become very close with their friends. A lot of people feel that breaking up with someone is going to disappoint the person's friends and family, and they don't want to alienate or upset these people they have grown close with. You need to remember to put yourself first. You cannot stay in a relationship just because you like your partner's friends or family.
3. You Don't Want To Upset Your Friends Or Family
On the flipside, many people stay in a bad relationship because they don't want to upset their own friends or family. Maybe your friends like your partner and have grown to be friends with them as well. Maybe your family is happy that you are in a relationship because you were previously single for a long time. Either way, you cannot stay in a relationship just to make other people happy. You need to put yourself first.
4. You're Waiting For Them To Change
People can only change so much and they can only change if they really want to. If you're with a toxic person who has no desire to change or has shown they are not capable of change, you cannot stay with them. In severe instances, like cases of physical abuse or infidelity, you should not even give them the chance to change. Just leave.
5. You Don't Want To Be Alone
Many people stay in bad relationships because they feel that it's better than no relationship at all. Some people are just terrified to be alone. You need to let go of the fear of being on your own. There is nothing wrong with being single. There is nothing wrong with taking time to get to know yourself. If being alone is the alternative to being with a toxic partner, you should choose being alone every time.
6. You've Already Been Together A Long Time
This is perhaps the most common reason that people stay in a bad relationship. They feel that they have already been with their partner for a long time and it would be futile to leave the relationship now. They don't want to feel like they wasted all of this time only for it to end in a breakup. You need to remember that the longer you stay in this toxic situation, the less likely you are to ever leave. So with that said, you need to leave ASAP.