People sometimes remain in an unhappy relationship when they think their partner can not handle the meter. New psychological research was published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. The study thus shows that people are often unhappy because of their non-Jewish behavior. Even people whose relationship is no longer important do not want to hurt the other person.
The first author of the study, Samantha Joel, states:
"The more people believe that the partner is dependent on their relationship, the less likely they are to start a break."
A research study followed 1,348 people for 10 weeks.
Joel explained the results:
"When people felt that their partner was highly committed to the relationship, they were less likely to make advances, even to people who were not really committed to that relationship, or were personally dissatisfied with that relationship, about what they want."
Other reasons why people remain in unsatisfactory relationships are that there are no better alternatives and they fear that they will remain alone. It's hard to say if it's really reasonable to stay with someone for their benefit. It depends on how the relationship develops.
Joel suggests that some people may overestimate their dependence on their relationship. According to Joel, there is a big problem in not knowing the exact perceptions of people. It is possible that we overcome the partners and the decay of the relationship is not as painful as we think.
Joel finally asks:
"Who wants a partner who does not really want to be in a relationship?"