There are so many smart, confident and talented women. But unfortunately, there are plenty of these smart, confident and talented women who have committed themselves to men who are ignorant, empty, or just stupid. Any idea why this is happening?

Of course, this problem may affect any gender and sexuality. No matter how old are you, how you look or who you are, you may be caught in dysfunctional relationships. Why do we do this? How do nice people meet such cruel partners?

In this article, we would like to explain why some people cannot leave toxic relationships even if they know it is not working. If you realize that your relationship is toxic, but you can’t leave them, you may experience some of these reasons. Scroll down to read this useful article right now.

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#1. They are scared of being lonely

One of the easiest reasons people stay in toxic relationships is their fear of the unknown. They think that it is better to stay with a bad partner than be single. It is so hard to leave a relationship, as after that you will need to start all over again. However, you should realize that life is an amazing thing and being single is a great experience. It is time to overcome your fear.

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#2. It is too difficult to breakup a connection in a long-term relationship

It is easy to see a relationship from the outside and say, “Just go! You won't make it!” But it is not that simple. There are so many things that can make you stay in a long-term relationship such as, stability, routine, comfort and habit. In order to break up, you should change everything. You have to move out and start a new life. You have to separate things, animals or children. Is it easy? No, believe us, it is not.

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#3. They cannot give up

Women tend to stay in toxic relationships due to their investments. They think that they've put love, years and care into relationship and they want to see results. They just cannot give up when they have spent years of their life on their partners.

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#4. They have low self-esteem

Women who suffer from low self-esteem may stay in toxic relationships because they think they deserve it. They are insecure and lonely. And they don't believe they deserve to be happy.

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#5. They repeat the past in their relationships

Our past affects our future. So if you had a bad relationship in your past, you may repeat this trauma in the future. You should remember that you cannot change another person. So if you feel that you are unhappy in a relationship, you should leave it.

If you are in a toxic relationship due to some of these reasons, you should remember that you can change your life and leave a bad relationship. All you need to do is understand that is not good for you and ask for help. Please remember that you deserve to be happy. And you will be happy for sure.

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We at BetterMe want everyone to know and experience true love. It is out there for everyone and until it knocks on your door we are here to remind you that you deserve the best love!

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