On my to-do list, I have a request for an article that discusses non-traditional relationships and the motivations people have for them, be it temporary, permanent, or something they walked into and can't seem to get out of.
But, because it would be potentially frightening for people to expose themselves as being in a non-traditional relationship (as a guide, these would be relationships that typical labels of boyfriend/girlfriend, husband/wife, significant other, etc don't apply), I will pose this question generally to people.
The focus is about how unhappy people are in these non-traditional relationships, but that at the same time there is something within them being satisfied that they can't seem to get from a traditional relationship.
So my (long-winded, I know) question to you all is this:
Why do you stay in your unhappy, unsatisfying relationships?
I'm not posting a poll because I need you to explain why in your answers. Thank you in advance!