Have you ever been guilty of staying in a relationship for the wrong reasons? I have.
Looking back in retrospect, I realize how damaging this was to myself and my significant other. Sure we had all the attributes of a relationship. Holding hands in public, cuddling, dinners, movies, social events...intimate moments. I was fortunate to have been able to experience that.
But deep down, beyond the pleasures and conveniences of a relationship, long after the sparks are gone and the honeymoon stage is over, there was a sense of emptiness, a lack of substance. It is that emptiness that is often overlooked because it becomes so buried underneath everything else. Co-dependancy was one of my main causes for losing sight of what really mattered to me. My need to feel needed, to be wanted, to love, be loved and have a sense of purpose. But then reality sets in and you're left to ask yourself, "Is this it?"
I see this in alot of people including myself. And I commend those who are strong enough to realize it and actually do something about it, instead of just moving along which ever way the emotional winds blow.