4 Common Relationship Problems And Ways To Overcome Them
By: Kratika Sat, 17 Sept 2022 11:53 AM
What are the most common relationship problems? We’ve all heard someone say “we don’t ever fight,” when talking about their relationship. And the reality is, that is a LIE.
All couples have problems and disagreements; and it’s natural, because you’re both completely different people with different wants and needs, trying to navigate life as a team. That’s challenging, and anyone who says it’s not is either in denial or fibbing.
The funny thing is, most couple’s problems stem down to the same handful of issues. The good news is, once you identify the problem, and make a choice to work on it together, it’s possible to overcome it. It all really depends on how much both of you want to save your relationship.
# Show me the money!
Money tends to be one of the most common relationship problems and usually tops the list.
There’s not enough of it, or you both have different spending and saving habits, or one of you makes a lot more than the other which creates a power imbalance. Maybe you stopped working to have a baby, and now you’re struggling to find work again; and perhaps your partner feels financial pressure now more than ever.
# Is it really all about communication?
Almost all relationship problems can be attributed to one larger issue, and that is communication; or usually, a lack of it.
Generally, women tend to be better communicators than men, simply because men are taught to hide their feelings at all costs, out of fear of appearing weak. The problem with this is, you have one person in the relationship who wants to talk things out, and another who completely shuts down or avoids dealing with it.
This leads to one person feeling misunderstood or like they’re not being heard; while the other person drowns in their own frustration.
# It’s sexy time!
It’s common for sex to be great when you first start dating someone. You’re in that honeymoon phase that you just can’t hold onto forever. Over time, sex may happen less often because of other commitments, and it can become less spontaneous and exciting than it used to be.
If this is the case, making an effort to rekindle the flame can usually solve the problem. Dedicate more time for sex, break up your usual routine, flirt with each other, and date each other again like you did before.
# The future
The future is what so many of us are worried about, whether we’re single or in a relationship.
Will this person still want to be with me ten years from now? Will I still enjoy this person’s company and love being with them when we move in together? Can I see myself having kids with this person? Does this person even want to get married and have kids? What if things don’t work out, and I’ve invested all this time and energy into our relationship?