I've known people whose relationships fail after 10, 20, 30 ish years. How do some relationships last this long and then fail? I'm not talking about abusive relationships that finally end because the victim/abuser leave but bog standard normal relationships.
Boredom is probably a lot of it. Know someone who was married just over 24 years and now separated. Mostly boredom, she had an EA ( didnt last) now going through horrible divorce. She was just fed up really. No abuse or anything really bad. Very sad, but i can see how it happens and the reasons why. Happens a lot a think.
I've often wondered this, but more to do with people getting married. I know a few couples who were perfectly happy whilst living together etc but not being married; as soon as they get married everything seems to destabilise
Ds is at uni, dh will be retiring in a couple of years, at just short of 59, and we''ll be moving home to the UK. Having lasted 32 years so far, I can't see us not going the distance; we understand each other and are tolerant of each others foibles.