12 More Reasons Why People Say They Want to Break Up With Someone But Never Do

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I recently published an article called “Why Do Some People Say They Want to Break Up With Someone For a Long Time & Then Never Do It?

In that essay, I talked about some reasons I’d heard from others or seen in action that could be potential answers to that question:

    • A fear of change
    • A fear of being single and/or having to date again (i.e.,
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Why Do Some People Say They Want to Break Up With Someone For a Long Time & Then Never Do It?

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Why do people say they want to break up with someone for a year plus but never do it? a friend asks in a Facebook status.

The answers flood in. Some say that being single sucks and a bad relationship could be preferable to it. Others take the position that it could be an aversion to dating new people and all the stress and confusion that comes with it.  » Read more

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