Relationship Issues

//Relationship Issues

No matter how ‘perfect’ your relationship is, there will always be the little frustrations that crop up from time to time. But, when you are well-prepared to face the problems and know the red lights, you’ll find it easier to deal with them.

Here is a list of the top 10 relationship problems among couples.

1. Boundary problems: A big reason for problems between couples, is one person trying to change the other – and getting married or being in a long-term relationship certainly doesn’t mean that one person gains complete control or superiority over the other. Everyone has a set of unique qualities that they’ve developed as an adult, so trying to change them won’t do any good for your relationship.

2. Lack of trust: The kiss of death to relationships.

3. Jealousy and insecurity: Problems like jealousy, possessiveness, anger and insecurity don’t just come when one partner is talented, beautiful, or more popular than the other – they can be inherent in a person, and *very* destructive. Watch out for the warning signs.

4. Physical abuse: It’s quite common for couples to argument here and there. But when that turns into physical assault, the problem will worsen. It’s important that emotions are controlled during arguments and physical abuse is never tolerated.

5. Cheating: A lot of couples break up when one of them has been unfaithful. Men and women cheat on their partner for a number of reasons, for example, when they are not satisfied in their relationship or because they are not loyal enough to their partners. Whatever the reason might be, cheating is a big red flag for relationships.

6. Miscommunication: When thoughts, feeling, and opinions are not communicated properly or when they are misunderstood by the other person, there will be problems. The best way to avoid this type of problem is to be more expressive and seek or provide clarification when something seems to be misunderstood.

7. Lack of unity: Ambition, finances, jobs, having kids – whatever the major life decisions – it’s important to agree on them.

8. Poor time management: Spend all your time in the office and never make time for your partner? Everyone has the right to expect to spend quality time with their loved one, at least during the weekend. When that’s not fulfilled, be prepared for problems.

9. Intimacy: When one person shows a lack of interest in sex, the other person starts feeling dejected. And when there is a big sexual gap, the interest in the relationship starts going downhill.

10. Finance: Many relationships breakdown over financial issues. Lack of money, whether it’s because of joblessness or lavish spending, is a big stress factor in relationships. When you’re struggling to make both ends meet, even switching on the lights could initiate a big argument. Your relationship is the first thing that gets affected.

Please note that the above is provided as information only and is not meant to be used as a diagnosis or take the place of professional counselling services.

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