Too bad the effects of worrying weren’t as profitable as the age old “Location Location Location!”
I remember when my marriage was falling apart but I clung to it for several months longer than I should. It could easily be considered embarrassing but at the time I did a lot of reading. I googled articles for months, maybe a year. Reading up on anything from “How to know when to call it quits” to “Divorce with special needs child” to “Divorcing with children.” A lot of my reading was geared towards women, mothers who were facing divorce.
I realized I was not alone. Marriages, as we know, end in divorce more than 50% of the time. If you factor in marriages that include a special needs and/or terminally ill child, that percentage increases dramatically.
One of the biggest reasons why women, specifically, hold onto their marriage is fear of financial security.