Should you stay in your relationship?

For better or for worse. 

These sacred words, uttered by so many couples, symbolizes the shared commitment that they expect each other to hold up no matter what happens in life. 

A blog reader recently wrote to me expressing shame and guilt for choosing to stay with her partner, who she said was a “porn addict”. 

Betrayed partners of infidelity express shame when they choose to stay with their partner who cheated on them. “Why don’t I just leave?”

Like these folks, you might choose to maintain your commitment as opposed to leaving the relationship. Like our recent blog reader, you may also feel riddled with guilt, shame, and embarrassment for your choice to stay. 

Let’s explore why you choose to stay committed and how you can stay without beating yourself up.

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