How do you know when enough trying is enough? Trust me.. I know relationships are hard work and I am willing to do the work. The problem is my partner doesn't seem to want to do the same. I work full time, and take care of our child mostly by myself. No, he's not the worst parent/partner in the world, but I am tired of making excuses and saying things like "well he's not abusive!", "well it could be worse, etc". I know I deserve better and so does our son. I don't want him to grow up in a broken home like I did, but I am at the end of my rope. I have asked him to go to counseling with me (not even saying I was blaming him for anything I literally brought it up as I wanted to go and how I thought it would help us communicate better, etc.) but of course he won't do that either. I just don't know what to do anymore. I am scared to go at this alone, but tired of doing the work, being put down constantly, being criticized constantly, and frankly not having support and love like we used to have.