It’s every man’s nightmare. You’re in an unhappy marriage but can’t leave. It’s a lot more common than it seems.

You and your old lady just don’t get along well anymore, but for whatever reason, you can’t break it off. Maybe you need to take care of the kids, maybe your family is going through a hard time, maybe you just have no place to go. No matter what your situation is, you need to learn how to survive a bad marriage.

Thankfully, we have tips for you. This article will walk you through several unhappy marriage tips.

Find Out What You Want

If you’re reading this article, you’re someone who’s saying “I don’t want a divorce”. We can honor that solution. But you’re going to need to work hard.

You and your wife both need to figure out what you want out of yourselves, the relationship, and each other. Don’t lie to yourself and don’t compromise. This is about figuring out what you want.

There’s a good chance that your marriage got itself into a tough spot due to over-compromise. State your needs, so that your partner can work on making sure that they’re met.

If your partner isn’t willing to give you what you want out of your relationship, this is one of the signs you’ll get divorced. Your brain may shift over into divorce mode — which isn’t always a bad thing.

Divorce rates are high and there are a lot of great lawyers who can help you out. It might be better to just rip this bandaid off, then leave it to fester and infect your life and relationship.

Learn the Whole Truth

Often, if you’re going through a rough marriage, there are some things your spouse might be keeping from you. Ask for complete discretion and honesty from your partner.

You might find out some things you don’t want to hear. If you find out she’s been having an affair, try to keep your cool, blowing up won’t help everything. Instead, look at it as an opportunity to rekindle your relationship.

Or, perhaps this will be the last straw for you, and your mind will shift to the thought of divorce. You might just notice things changing about her in general because at the end of the day, her affair is not so simple.

Once again, getting your whole truth might make you realize that you can in fact leave your relationship.

You’re In An Unhappy Marriage But Can’t Leave

If you’re in an unhappy marriage but can’t leave, it’s time to rethink a few things. Start asking for what you want for your partner, and getting the truth from them. You may be able to use this new information to rekindle your relationship, or you may discover that divorce is actually your best option.

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