The Surprising Reasons People Stay in Unhappy Relationships
A new study by Samantha Joel, former assistant professor of psychology at the U and current assistant professor of psychology at the University of Western Ontario, and colleagues provides fresh insights into what keeps people in unfulfilling relationships. Joel and her fellow researchers take the position that people are “intrinsically motivated to consider the needs of other people, even anonymous strangers” (p. 1). If that’s the case, then people should be even more likely to want to avoid leaving their partners in the lurch. Keep reading.
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