Why is it so hard to break up with someone you love?
How many times have you said to yourself (in your head or out loud) – “I just can’t do this anymore”?
And how many times have you imagined what it would be like to be free of the stress of this relationship, of feeling frustrated and let down and low priority and lonely?
How many times have you fantasised being with someone else – someone who adored you, and treated you with kindness and respect ALL THE TIME?
And then you snap back to reality and say to yourself, “This is the real world, stop being a Dreamer.” Or, “Better the devil you know than the devil you don’t.” So you stay. And the wondering continues!
How do you know when enough is enough?
- How do you know when you have tried hard enough and it’s OK to not try anymore?
- How will you know when you don’t love him anymore when you actually still care about him (and will always do, probably)?
And what about the marriage vows, and the promises, and the value you have always had about NOT GIVING UP. You didn’t marry with an intention to divorce, that’s for sure. And you were always determined not to be just another statistic… A divorce statistic.