People trapped in toxic relationships (and their friends and relatives) usually know deep down that it they would be much better off breaking off the relationship long before they actually do, largely because they often seek to put off the inevitable. One common excuse is to ascribe the partner’s toxic behavior to stress, ignoring the stress that their toxic behavior CAUSES. Many people also worry about where they will go, and whether they will be alone for the rest of their lives. Ultimately, though, these kinds of mental gymnastics just delay the inevitable for someone who would be better off breaking things off.
- One of the most common excuses for not leaving a toxic relationship is that their partner is stressed out.
- Another excuse for staying in bad relationships is that you’ll have nowhere to go when you break it off.
- The final most common reason is that people are worried about being alone forever after they end the toxic relationship.
“Here are three of the most common excuses for staying in a toxic relationship, and a script for you to rebut every point.”