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When a relationship fails.

At times, we don’t necessarily miss the person we were involved with; we miss the person we “hoped they could have been” if only they had changed. Or sometimes, we’re just in love with the idea of being in love. Some people are insecure about being alone again. Some are afraid to let go of the familiar.

You stay in a relationship that you are physically and emotionally safe in and that allows you to change and work on yourself.

You stay when you can work on your own needs and wants and the relationship allows these freedoms.

You stay in relationships that are going through tough times that are short term or that are not due to the relationship itself.

You stay when you see that change is possible, not unrealistic.

Just remember, you cannot change anyone but yourself and never make yourself a hostage to a sick relationship.

Susanna McMahon