Could be for lots of reasons.
love is blind.
Trapped with no where to go.
When I was a young teen I asked my mother why it took so long to get rid of her husband and she told me that is how long it took to find a job that paid enough to look after us.
Some would call her an idiot for staying so long with him.
So don't ******* judge if you dont know all the facts.
i believe this question was written out of curiosity not through any negative judgement passed on your mother who im sure the author doesn't know...
I think they hold on to the idea of what it was like when they first got together and have a glimmer of hope that someday it will be like that again
people are afraid of change and are creatures of habit
I can't answer that, as I do not understand that mentality, nor have I ever wanted to be married.
Most times, it will be because of their children. I know a lady who refuses to divorce her husband because she has said that although she could find a better man in a heartbeat, she couldn't find a better dad for their kids. He IS a great father to their kids. That's how much she loves her kids.
i think its all of the above....maybe the alternative for them is losing money and the priveledges that the family has gotten use to. or being alone...or maybe the guy is a great companion just not a good husband. in the end its a personal decision...while the kids are doing good. when the kids arent people need to speak up.
Maybe afraid of being alone!
They've probably been in a marriage so long, they don't know how not to be part of one.
Maybe for the children?
that they will not find another man anymore? maybe.
Mabe its easier for them to stay put and harder to make a move so it could be laziness.
Could be that they don't mind, they don't look for romance, they're just co-tenants, helping each other out.
because they are tired of losing love ones anymore.
love love love could make a person go completely blind about what is wrong and right.
i think its low self esteem.
Money, safety, security, stability, etc... My mother stayed in a relationship like this for many years because she didn't think she could survive as well on her own. As equal as the world has become, it can still be a frightening place for a woman without a man, even if he isn't very good.
Because she invested every damn bit of her being into that relationship.
She feels ruined. But wants to live and die in the ruins of this marital palace.
That's Why. If something jolts the woman out of her she could rise. Rise like a phoenix from the ashes her husband created when he took all her love into his life.
If I Rise
they are afraid of being alone-------or think hes better than having nobody========not me ----after 44 years i threw him out---------i am alone,and id rather have nobody=========
Because they are complete idiots.