Many marriages end up in separation or divorce, either due to financial disagreements, the tension of raising children together, or something else. However, there are many instances where a partner does not leave the marriage even though the relationship is stressful or even abusive. There are many reasons why people choose to stay, and it is difficult to see what goes on behind closed doors.
Here are some reasons why people do not leave a stressful marriage.
Finances are one of the biggest factors that keep people tied to an unsatisfactory marriage. This can occur with anyone, but people who do not work outside of the home are especially at risk of not being able to support themselves and their children should they leave the situation.
Blackmail and threats
It is an unfortunate reality that some relationships involve physical, sexual, or emotional abuse. If someone wants to leave a relationship, the other partner might threaten or blackmail them, for example, by saying that they will cause them some type of harm if they leave. Deciding to get a separation or divorce is already a difficult decision, and having to deal with the possibility of abuse even after leaving makes this decision even more difficult.
Regardless of the reasons for seeking a divorce, it is important that people do what is right for themselves. Being aware of some of the reasons why people do not leave a turbulent marriage can help people make better decisions and enable family and friends to better assist.