When You Feel Trapped In Your Relationship

When It Feels Too Complicated to Leave Your Partner

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“You are free,” Allison said to me matter-of-factly, “You get to start fresh, leave something which is no longer serving you and you have your whole life ahead of you.”

“I am not happy,” Allison quickly interjected.

“My marriage is not good and I am trapped. I married Bren when I was so young and I had no idea who I was marrying or what kind of family I marrying into.”

I didn’t realize how complicated marriage can get.

I am unhappy in my relationship, but I cannot afford to leave my partner.

Money is not medicine.

I am unhappy in my relationship, but we have kids.

I am unhappy in my relationship, but this is what marriage is like.

I am unhappy in my relationship, but it is not bad enough to leave.

They are simply no longer your go-to person for life’s highs and lows.

Getting out of an unhappy marriage is a headache, but getting out of anything you do not like is a headache. Riding it out until one of you dies is the most depressing thing I have ever heard of. If you are not happy in your relationship it is ruining your life in ways you might not even be aware of.

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