Of course, no one is going to fulfill all of your needs and it’s unrealistic to believe the perfect partner even exists. But answering the above questions is a good start. Keep in mind that lust eventually fades away and what is left is love and care—or nothing at all. You should also be aware that your spouse cannot take on all the roles in your life, nor should he; he can’t simultaneously be lover, husband, best friend, and parent to you.
Following are some considerations that may help you make the decision to stay or leave your current relationship.