Not only is there NOT an easy out when it comes to sharing space in a marriage – there’s no easy out when it comes to family either. When you marry him or her, you marry their family as well…so breaking up with him would mean breaking up with his mother, his father, his auntie, his favorite uncle, you name it. Now, if you hate his family, then divorcing them too would be no skin off your back. But if you’ve grown to love them as an extension of your own family, you have them to consider too when contemplating ending your union. His nephews now call you auntie, and you can hang out with his sisters without him being there. You’re all tied together, and most times your families are rooting for you to make it, especially if the in-laws really love you. Now, you have a standard to uphold to them too, and for some people being held accountable by your family is enough to make you want to work harder at the relationship.