Valentine’s Day: The folly of misguided love and why unhappy couples stick it out

Most of us have seen it happen: A friend falls in love with somebody of questionable standards.
We’re happy that they’re happy but after time the shine wears off and our friend is stuck in what appears to be a bad relationship.
Despite becoming notably depressed, they do not break it off as expected, and instead persevere long-term — often to become shadows of their former selves.
As Valentine’s Day falls again and some us find ourselves buying roses when we’d rather buy a ticket elsewhere, Flinders University sociologist associate professor Kristin Natalier tries to shed light on why so many people stick it out.

Valentine’s Day: The folly of misguided love and why unhappy couples stick it out – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation):