Very nice piece, thank you for sharing. Having been on both sides of this, I completely concur. When I was in a horrible relationship years ago, it took me almost 10 years to finally get out. No one understood why I dealt with it for so long. Well, of course they didn’t, they weren’t there! I’ve seen others going through the same thing, or similar, since then, and when approached for advice, I always give the same. If you’re unhappy, go, don’t waste your life with someone who makes you unhappy all the time. However, you are an adult, and have to make your own decisions, that’s just my thought on it.
Sometimes, they’ll take the advice, oftentimes, not right away or they wait until they are broken up with. But I still understand, regardless. A good friend will be there to help pick up the pieces.