Why Do People Stay In Bad Relationships?

1. They have grown accustomed to people who treat them badly.

People tend to stay in dead-end relationships because they lose sight of their personal value. They don’t think they are worth more than being involved in excessive drama and chaos.

2. They prefer bad relationships over the unknown.

Perhaps the quote at the beginning of the noted series, Star Trek, says it all: “To boldly go where no one has gone before.” When you stay in a toxic relationship and you go nowhere, you get a false sense of comfort from feeling protected from the unknown.

3. They prefer a bad relationship over being alone.

There is a difference between being alone and feeling lonely. Nothing can feel lonelier than being involved with someone in a destructive relationship. Yet, for many of us, we can’t stand being alone.