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Bad Relationships and Good Relationships - Which lasts?

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Why do bad relationships tend to last longer than good relationships? In other words, a "bad" relationship may be described as one person seemingly contributes far more to the relationship than the other, often times experiencing disappointment the other mate fails to give equally. A "good" relationship is one that both mates share responsibilities and contribute equally.

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Why do bad relationships tend to last longer than good relationships? In other words, a "bad" relationship may be described as one person seemingly contributes far more to the relationship than the other, often times experiencing disappointment the other mate fails to give equally. A "good" relationship is one that both mates share responsibilities and contribute equally.

People, both men and women, stay in a bad relationship for several reasons. They may stay in the relationship because they feel they have invested a lot of time, energy, and even money into the relationship and still have the hope that ...

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People, both men and women, stay in a bad relationship for several reasons. They may stay in the relationship because they feel they have invested a lot of time, energy, and even money into the relationship and still have the hope that it will work out. They don't want to have wasted their efforts. They don't want to have "failed." In some cases, they enjoy playing the role of the victim and feel that it gets them they attention they need. Some may stay in an unhealthy relationship because of social pressure and they don't want to lose the friendships they feel they have as a couple; they believe their friends will not accept them if they are single or not with what's-his-face any longer (Fenner, 2008). They may also feel insecure and afraid of losing their social standing in terms of financial, social or professional.

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