Author: Jan Scholten
They feel seduced into a relationship they did not want. Their feeling of responsibility for their children and their spouse and the idea that family relationships should be stable often makes them stay in the relationship. But it feels to them as if are giving too much and getting too little in return. They have the feeling of being used and abused. This can lead to bitterness, blaming their spouse or children.
Bitter, from being taken advance off.