Being alone. Always. That is the fear that many people admitted being influenced
by in a recent study released in The Journal of Personality and Social
Psychology. According to their research, one huge reason that adults decide
to settle for and stay in a miserable relationship is that the alternative,
being single, is too daunting. The research consisted of several studies
investigating how the fear of being alone factors into a romantic relationship.
The research involved adults from the U.S. and Canada, and was conducted
by researchers at the University of Toronto.
In one of the surveys, 40 percent said they feared that they would not
find a partner, 18 percent cited a fear of "spinsterhood", and
12 percent said that they feared losing their current significant other.
An additional 11 percent said they feared ending life alone, and 7 percent
said they would feel insignificant if they lived alone. These discoveries
were likely expected. But this study further sought to determine how much
this fear actually plays into decisions in a romantic relationship. According
to a further survey, one with thousands of people involved, they found
that this fear is powerful enough to motivate people to keep a miserable
relationship, or to choose a less than ideal partner. As researchers noted,
this seems to signal that many people's fears can lead them to "prioritize
relationship status above relationship quality".
Of course, many people have made the realization that it can be far worse
to be with the wrong person than to have no one. For many,
divorce is a way to say farewell to a miserable relationship and to become independent.
When you are part ways, you want to find a skilled and dedicated divorce
attorney who can help you find a swift and peaceful settlement, enabling
you to move on with your life as soon as possible.
Contact the Meyers Law Group, P.C. today to find the Long Island divorce attorney you need and deserve.