To stay or go? Struggling so much with a decision that feels so consequential at this age.

Maybe we’re reading these comments differently because we’re coming at them from different places, but I have read a few suggesting that what OP is looking for is a fairytale, and that she should stay despite (pretty clearly) not being in love with her partner - because there’s nothing else better out there for her. I really disagree with that and find it a very bleak take; staying in a relationship with someone who isn’t making you happy, because nothing is “perfect”, isn’t reason enough to stay IMO.

I think we are basically saying the same thing, but maybe it’s the distinction between loving someone and being “in love” that is the sticking point.

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