The well being of their children & what they will learn from growing up in an unhappy home pales in comparison to that.
They are more enamoured by the idea of putting up a front for others, and achieving the perfect family photo, than the
And please be clear that the day to day effort of holding their relationship together, doesn't exclude infidelity/abuse.
People, like the original poster, who demonize the idea of divorce, and
They would prefer you trapped and believing that even if they hurt you,
They imply that your decision to remove yourself from a damaging relationship, where you feel disrespected and abused mentally, physically or emotionally, is a selfish one, that doesn't consider the children.
That is a lie.
They care about how the world percieves them via their relationship.
Because if they truly cared,
There is so much you learn about a relationship when it ends.
The truth comes out about what appeared to be
And because of how our society idealizes marriage, we tend to over
And individuals in a couple, benefit from being seen as respectable "good" people, for remaining together, despite whatever may really be happening.
It is the perfect cover for a toxic person to thrive unquestioned.
How illogical is their religion, to insist that when it comes to this, they can make no mistakes?
It's not divine obligation, it's human.
And when probed will reveal that it is based more on outside perception, which includes