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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.
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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.
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How to Choose a Partner Who Will Value You

By Allison Abrams, LCSW-R

How self-compassion leads to healthier relationships.
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Fear of Being Single

By Marisa T. Cohen Ph.D.

How the stress of singledom can affect you.
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The One Thing Happy Couples Do

By Wendy L. Patrick, Ph.D.

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