The Relationship Fix

Even when your relationship has soured to a point of no return, you may well stick with your partner. But why? Research shows that you’ve invested so much in it already, leaving would be a sunk-cost scenario. Plus, for some, being single might feel worse than staying together. Read other essays about choosing a good partner, saving your relationship, and more.

Why People Stay in Unhappy Relationships

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.

New research shows why people stick with their partner, even if they’re dissatisfied.

How to Choose a Partner Who Will Value You

By Allison Abrams, LCSW-R

How self-compassion leads to healthier relationships.

Fear of Being Single

By Marisa T. Cohen Ph.D.

How the stress of singledom can affect you.

The One Thing Happy Couples Do

By Wendy L. Patrick, Ph.D.

The most valuable quality time is focused on relationship over self.