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The Love Fix

Even when your relationship has soured to the point of no return, you may 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 essays about saving your relationship, choosing a good partner, and more.

Unhappy But Together

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.

Why people stick with their partner, even if they’re dissatisfied.

Does Your Partner Value You?

By Allison Abrams, LCSW-R

How self-compassion leads to healthier relationships.

Fear of Being Single

By Marisa T. Cohen Ph.D., CPLC

How the stress of singledom can affect you.

What Happy Couples Do

By Wendy L. Patrick, J.D., Ph.D.

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