Six out of ten people are likely to stay in a relationship they don’t find fulfilling because they’re used to compromising. The research also found that our willingness to compromise extends to customer service. When questioned about the acceptability of ‘bad’ relationship behaviours ranging from mood swings and lack of contact to infidelity, lying and theft, more than two thirds (68 per cent) of people have put up with some form of negative behaviour from their partners.
- It found that 61 per cent of the subjects had stayed in a romantic relationship for longer than they should have.
- Only six per cent of the people interviewed said that they were quick to ditch a partner when things did not work.
- Nearly a quarter (23 per cent) have stayed in a relationship despite being lied to, 37 per cent not ending things despite a lack of consideration for their feelings and 14 per cent not breaking it off when they were cheated on.