Trouble In Paradise: 6 Common Relationship Problems Couples Face


A perfect couple doesn’t exist. While relationships can appear problem-free to an outsider, you can almost guarantee that the pair fights like cats and dogs.

Even the most loving partners will have reasons to argue occasionally. Whatever problems impact your relationship, it’s how you resolve them that matters. Life will always cause trouble, but sticking together can make your relationship stronger.

With that in mind, here are six relationship problems that couples face. 

Dislike Each Other’s Parents

We know we can’t choose our family, but it would be helpful if we could.

Problems with one another’s parents can cause serious issues in a relationship. Meeting the family is stressful enough without the moms and dads stirring up trouble.

If a family member insists on being rude, you must speak up. While your other half shouldn’t have to choose, they need to have your back. 

Too Little Time Together

Most couples spend plenty of time together, especially when co-inhabiting.

Because of this, if that time together were to decrease, it could be frustrating. There are many reasons why you might see less of your partner, from work commitments to hobbies. An easy way to guarantee quality time together is to schedule it in advance.

Choose a specific day for a date and have fun.

Vices Come Between You

Drinking and drug problems are unhealthy, both personally and in relationships.

If either yourself or your partner is dealing with addiction, you must seek help. Attending a women’s or men’s rehab center would provide the support and information you need to get sober.

However, you can’t seek help for the sake of the relationship – You must instead do so for your own health. 

Differing Views On Money

Money is a huge source of stress for most people. It can also put pressure on a relationship. This is because the spending habits of one partner, whether you share an account or not, will usually affect the finances of the other.

Unless you share similar views on money, this can quickly lead to arguments. Rather than fight, you should work together to find a compromise. 

Fights Over Household Chores

When living together, no partner should do every chore alone.

Although one might do more work than the other, because the other works more hours, for example, the jobs must still be divided up fairly. When there’s a task that neither partner wants, you should try taking turns completing it.

If you’re both still not happy, consider calling in a cleaning service to lend a helping hand. 

Insecurities About The Future

Couples are rarely perfectly suited to one another. Some relationships click straight away, but most are built on compromise.

If your and your partner have different plans for the future, it can leave you both feeling insecure. However, that doesn’t mean you have to break up. Instead, have an honest conversation about what you want and make a plan that pleases you both. 

All couples fight, but with the advice above, you can get your relationship back on track. 

Jeff Campbell

Jeff Campbell is a husband, father, martial artist, budget-master, Disney-addict, musician, and recovering foodie having spent over 2 decades as a leader for Whole Foods Market. Click to learn more about me

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