Does anyone make it back from the brink?
January 15, 2013 1:55 PM Subscribe
Have you been in a marriage or LTR where you were on the brink of breaking up but then you didn't? If so, how did that work?
posted by dawkins_7 to human relations (10 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
The scenario - one partner wants out due to years and years of the other partner not participating in the marriage/family, tons of broken promises, etc. Second partner says "let's work on it" and schedules marriage counseling.
My question is this - have you been through this and ended up staying together? If so, what happened to make you stay? Was there a particular thing that made you "fall in love all over again"? How did you deal with the memories of years and years of hurtful words/actions?
How long did the process take before you decided to stay together?
Are you genuinely happy/content with the decision to stay? Or at some point was it just good enough to stay even though you knew it was never going to be very good or great? How confident are you that you will stay together long term?
I'm really interested in hearing from people who have been together for more than 10 years and who have kids. And hearing from the partner who wanted to leave.