Most Britons stay in bad relationships

Relationships|November 30th 2015

A majority of Britons stay in bad relationships rather than confront their partners, a new study suggests.

Polling company YouGov surveyed 2,031 British adults and found that 61 per cent of respondents admitted they had stayed in an unsatisfying relationship for longer than they should have. By contrast, only six per cent claimed they had broken up with a partner quickly once they realised their relationship would not work.

Respondents were questioned about their reaction to certain behaviours which indicate a bad relationship such as infidelity, dishonesty, lack of contact or mood swings. As many as 68 per cent said they had put up with such behaviour from a partner and remained in the relationship.

More than a third of those surveyed – 37 per cent – said they had stayed with partner who had not given their feelings much consideration and 23 per cent admitted they had maintained a relationship with someone who lied to them.

Around 14 per cent of respondents said they had not broken up with an unfaithful partner. Men were apparently more forgiving of infidelity than women. Only 57 per cent of men said such behaviour would cause them to end a relationship, compared to 73 per cent of women.

The survey was conducted on behalf of financial service TransferWise.

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  1. Andy says:

    The reason is.Money sucking solicitors who only look after themselves, you are under the impression that you are being advised
    and feel secure with your solicitors actions and advice only lead to what you find out to be a total wast of time and upon this when you do ever get any active and final result you then see the true light of how Solicitors work to squeeze as much finances out of you to come up with hair brain legat schemes that dont actualy work.
    In essence to all this do as much research as you can and just use you chosen solicitor to submit documents to your ex solicitors.
    Its cheaper..

    • Marilyn Stowe says:

      Dear All
      Solicitors advise their clients on law and how and when to settle. If a case doesn’t resolve they are trained professionals to take the case into court where a Judge determines the outcome. Such is a democracy.
      I’m afraid my experience is that many people where unrepresented and where they are, often do not tell the whole truth, do not give proper disclosure do not act honourably do not act in the best interests of the family and do so primarily out of self preservation.
      Solicitors do a damn good job for their clients in my experience and it’s not an easy job either.
      Regards
      Marilyn

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