He Thinks He Can’t Find Someone Else
The fear of the unknown is a strong motivator for humans. It can be a strong motivator for a relationship as well. A man will stay in an unhappy relationship if he thinks that it’s the only relationship that he can find. There are plenty of fish in the sea, but if he thinks that he can’t get another woman, he’s likely to keep coming back to a painful and unhappy relationship our of loneliness and desperation. For men, the devil you know can be better than the devil you don’t.
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He Doesn’t Want Her to Be With Another Man
This is basically jealousy talking. But when a man has strong feelings attached to a woman, he can become extremely possessive. At this stage, he might not care how unhappy the relationship is – because the thought of her being with someone else will make him more unhappy.
He Loves Her and Believes Things Will Get Better
Most importantly, a man will stay in an unhappy relationship because he loves her, and if he has any relationship experience, knows that no relationship will ever be perfect. Someone is bound to get on someone’s nerves at some point. Frustrations come with the responsibility of being in a committed relationship, and giving up is not the answer. He stays because he hopes that things will get better and not worse. A mature man knows that the grass is not greener on the other side, it only looks like it. There may be many beautiful women in the world, but to find a good woman he can trust and who has his best interest at heart is harder to find than a pair of 6 carat Pink diamond earrings! A wise man would rather spend his time fixing what he already has. He realizes that until he fixes the mistakes within himself and properly deals with the relationship at hand, there is no need to go on to the next woman, because he will only end up back at square one repeating the same mistakes.
The motivators for a man to stay in an unhealthy relationship are varied. And sometimes, even after the reasons listed above, there still may not be a good explanation for why a man stays in an unhappy relationship. But if you’re wondering, just know that he thinks he has a good reason.
– Relationship Coaches Ben L. and Zach S.
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