Relationship Problems

  1. Affairs/infidelity/cheating (see: Surviving Infidelity). This includes emotional infidelity, one-night stands, internet relationships (including ‘sexting’), long- and short-term affairs and financial infidelity
  2. Sexual problems, particularly the loss of libido (male or female) and uncertainty about your sexuality (are you bisexual?) or your partner’s sexuality – could he or she be bisexual?
  3. Significant differences in core values and beliefs
  4. Life stages – you’ve ‘outgrown’ each other or have ‘changed’ significantly for whatever reason
  5. Traumatic and/or life-changing events: There are times where we expect a lot from our partner but for some reason, he/she doesn’t stand up to our expectations, we tend to lose the value of that relationship.
  6. Responses to prolonged periods of stress, such as work-related stress, long-term illness, mental health issues, financial problems, problems with the children, infertility… the list could go on!
  7. Feeling bored in or with your relationship
  8. Dealing – and coping – with a jealous partner
  9.  ‘blended’ Family (A family consisting of a couple, the children they have had together, and their children from previous relationships.)  Issues: Some blended family does not go well together, There is a lot to deal with.
  10. Domestic violence, which includes verbal as well as physical abuse: THE most serious relationship problem (see: Signs of an Abusive Relationship)
  11. Marriage is not essential: You can live your life happily even if you don’t get married, Some people; commonly in south Asia gets married because of their parents and society, Marriage is not everyone’s cup of tea. There are advantages/ disadvantages of marriage. If you get married by force neither you nor your partner will be happy.
  12. Lack of responsibility from one partner regarding finances, children, health and many other issues (see: Children in the Middle)
  13. Unrealistic expectations – still thinking your partner/spouse is the princess or the knight, and not seeing the ‘real’ human being
  14. Addictions – substance abuse, gambling, sex… anything that’s become an unhealthy preoccupation (see: Alcoholism Stages and Living with an Alcoholic)
  15. Excessive reliance on social media, to the detriment of the relationship (see: Facebook Problems)
  16. Lack of support during particularly difficult times from people that matter to you
  17. Manipulation of, or over-involvement in, your relationships with family and/or friends (see: Getting the Best Relationship Advice)
  18. Lack of communication about important matters (see: Break-up Prevention Kit)
  19. Poor division of (or one-sided lack of responsibility for) chores and tasks. It’s not only women who complain about this relationship problem!
  20. Perceived lack of concern, care and consideration/attentiveness… feeling like the relationship is one-sided is a big one!
  21. Significant personal disappointments and traumas that lead to a change in relationship dynamics (see: Your Partner in Prison)
  22. Long-term depression or other mental health issues suffered by one partner – or both (see: Natural Depression Treatments)
  23. Significant differences in opinion on how to discipline or deal with the children (see: How Divorce Affects Children and Children in the Middle)
  24. Long-term stress, particularly when not taking responsibility for doing something positive to address the cause, or learning how to deal with it if it can’t be changed (see: Stress and Your Relationship and Adrenal Fatigue Symptoms)
  25. An unsupportive partner during pregnancy and/or significant problems after the birth of your baby, or lack of support with child-rearing (see: How to Deal with a Birth Trauma and Before You Consider Suing for a Birth Trauma)