Today we’re sharing a video that explains why people who are codependent stay in relationships “too long,” way after it has been proven to them that their partner will not, or cannot, change. They may know in their head it’s a toxic relationship, but their heart refuses to give up. Their hope that the relationship will change seems endless. The frustration and angst they tolerate for months and years seems excruciating.

Why do people stay in these relationships that hurt for so long? Ross Rosenberg, M.Ed., LCPC, CADC, codependency expert and author of The Human Magnet Syndrome: The Codependent Narcissist Trap, explains.

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P.S. You may also want to check out our other articles on codependency.

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