Why Do We Stay With Those Who Hurt Us?

I used to know someone who still hold on to her relationship even it hurts her. Why? I hope she read this article.

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They manipulate us, put us down, stifle our self-esteem and make us feel like we’re worthless, yet we still stay. Why?

Are we that desperate for a companion that we settle for something that damages our inner core? Is loneliness that much of a problem that we would rather cry to sleep almost every night knowing that there’s someone with us regardless of how negatively they treat us? The truth is that most of us don’t want to deal with that utter angst of loneliness. So we stay. There’s a level of convenience and it’s scary when that is ultimately gone. But what happens when we are dragged down day after day? Why do we tell ourselves that it is going to get better when it never does?

We tolerate the little implications at first and then they turn into big tornados. First they may berate you for not…

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