May 13, 2008 6:33am CST
You see it all the time. The couple seem more like roommates than lovers. The don't show affection, rarely talk with each other (they talk at each other), and seem most unhappy. I know of several such unions and just wonder why stick around for that? Life is too short to be miserable. I stuck it out in a bad marriage for 5 years till I had enough and was ready to move on. I would rather be happy and alone than miserable with someone. So what do you think? Ever know someone in a loveless marriage? Are you in one? Did you get out of one?
13 May 08
Hi there sweetdesign! I know someone who is really close to me, actually, both parties are really close to me that are in that kind of situation. I did everything I can to make them realize that it's much better to live separately than live under one roof detesting each other. I know that I did my best and that God will do what should be done, in his time. I'm happy for you that you were able to leave from that relationship of yours. God bless.
13 May 08
I am thankfully not in one and yes, I agree that it is better to be happy and single than be bound in a bond which does not hold any meaning for you anymore. But for people who do, there are many reasons for that. It may be that one spouse is financially dependent on the other, it maybe for the children, for some aged parent to whom the divorce would be too much of a shock, it maybe that the spouses feel insecure being single and though no longer in love, staying together is just a viable option for them.
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13 May 08
I know that people have thier reasons but most times their reasons are only in thier own minds. Like the parents that they are trying to protect who actually wonder why thier child puts themselves through a marriage that is already over? Or the one for the children who would yes be hurt by a divorce but eventually (if handled well) will understand and be better adults if the home was more peaceful and loving with parents seperate. There are alot of reasons why but most times those reasons are just words and it would be better for all concerned if the couple dissolved the marriage.