Long term relationships are difficult to end. Many people stay in them, day after day, without any hope that things will change. There are a variety of reasons why these relationships continue, and laziness is generally not a factor. Many people are afraid they will not find another partner. Some people feel they might be a failure when meeting and getting to know someone new. Still others just cannot admit their relationship is past its expiration date. These relationships are stale and the partners need to decide if they want to add new life to them or take the leap and move on with their lives.