Relationship Difficulties

Part of sharing your life together with your partner means facing life challenges together. How well you then deal with these challenges and problems and how you will cope with them together as a couple is what really matters.

Although these challenges tend to put a relationship to the test and can cause stresses within the relationship, overcoming these challenges together can create a stronger bond and connection and can ultimately lead to greater relationship fulfillment, closeness and happiness.

Relationship Difficulties

Challenges that commonly lead to relationship issues are:

  • Stress/Anxiety
  • Different goals/expectations
  • Different perspectives/norms/values
  • Communication difficulties
  • Financial hardship
  • Lack of time together
  • Trust issues
  • Parenthood
  • Loss & Grief
  • Conflict/Anger
  • Physical/mental health issues
  • Issues within the family/stepfamily
  • Children from previous relationship
  • Caring responsibilities
  • Addiction
  • Life transitions, such as retirement, children leaving home
  • Violence/abuse
  • Sexual Assault
  • Intimacy issues
  • Sexual issues
  • Affairs/ Infidelity
  • Divorce/separation

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