Why stay in an unhappy marriage or relationship is a question many couples over 50 ponder more often with age. A series of studies suggest that ‘our expected future satisfaction is a key indicator of whether or not we choose to stay in an unhappy relationship’. In other words, if we believe there is a good chance of finding something better, we’re more likely to leave the relationship and start over. But when we can’t envision a better alternative, we stay and try to make the best of a bad situation. How do we live with our choice to stay in an unhappy situation? Paige offers practical guidance on how to make the best of staying in an unfulfilled marriage or relationship.
Paige Valdiserri is an internationally recognized traumatic stress and integrative healing consultant. Paige is also a Licensed Professional Counselor, who has helped couples all over the country navigate love, relationship, and intimacy issues. For more information about Paige, click here: https://paigevaldiserri.com/
For a helpful article with more psychological explanation on why unhappy couples stay together, click here: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/talking-apes/201705/is-why-miserable-couples-stay-together
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