I enjoy watching only a few daytime talk shows – one of my favorites is The Steve Wilkos Show. I learn quite a bit about human nature when watching men and women openly discussing their relationships, trying to beat the lie detector test or a young lady trying to prove that her ex-boyfriend is the father of her 4th child (and she’s only 21 years old). A woman regales us with the many times she has caught her boyfriend cheating, yet she’s on the show to prove that she’s faithful and he can stop calling her names and stalking her at work. Then Steve will inevitably ask, “Why do you put up with someone that treats you like that?” The question is usually answered: “But, Steve, I love him”. It’s amazing how men and women go to great lengths to stay in unhealthy and volatile relationships, usually for a few reasons:
These are just a few reasons why many people stay in toxic relationships, but one of the reasons WILL NOT be.... "But Lena, I love him!"
Do you know someone that's in a toxic relationship? What reason do they use for staying? What advice have you given them?