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Almost half Brits stay in unhappy relationship because they don't want to upset partners

Mirror logo Mirror 6 days ago Stian Alexander

Brits have been polled on their relationships and the results may surprise you (stock photo) (Photo: Getty) © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Brits have been polled on their relationships and the results may surprise you (stock photo) (Photo: Getty) Almost half of Brits have admitted staying in an unhappy relationship - because they don't want to "upset their partner". 

A poll of 2,000 Brits found that 45 per cent confessed to staying with their partner despite no longer being in love with them.

Of those 45 per cent, one-third said they didn't want to "upset their partner" by splitting up with them and another third said that it was "easier to stay put".

The remaining third said they were either "financially dependent on their partner" or "didn't want to risk" ending the relationship.

A poll of 2,000 Brits found that 45 per cent confessed to staying with their partner despite no longer being in love with them (Stock photo) (Photo: Getty) © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc A poll of 2,000 Brits found that 45 per cent confessed to staying with their partner despite no longer being in love with them (Stock photo) (Photo: Getty) The poll, by breakdown cover provider Green Flag, also found that 28 per cent of Brits wouldn't asked to move table at a restaurant even if those sitting at a nearby table were "loud and irritating".

Amazingly, 13 per cent of those polled said they wouldn't switch hairdressers - even though they didn't like the way their hair was cut and 11 per cent said they wouldn't get rid of a cleaner even if they didn't clean their home properly.

A total of 23 per cent also said they had never switched their breakdown cover provider - just keeping it going year after year without checking for savings elsewhere.

The poll found that Brits had a 'Fear of Moving On' also found that 96 per cent of Brits considered themselves to be polite Dan Titley, of Green Flag, said: "Our research shows that people are losing out on money and happiness because of their reluctance to switch - simply because it's more convenient to stay put or they feel impolite by doing so.

"A quarter of people have never switched their breakdown cover provider - but when you switch to us, you get 50 per cent off your renewal, and it's hassle free. We hope people can make the jump and switch."

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