My buddy put this up on Facebook which I found funny, since he's never had a relationship last longer than a Superbowl party before. Reasons People Stay In Relationships When They're Unhappy Nevertheless, it made me think back to one relationship I was in briefly where I stayed because he had bought me a really nice necklace and I felt like I owed him enough sex to pay back the cost of the jewelry. Perhaps not the best reason to stick it out. Focus: Bad relationships that you've stayed in, for any period of time. Why did you stay? And what was the straw that made you leave?