No relationship is perfect. There is a perception you’re only in love if you live happily ever after, but life doesn’t always work like that. Every relationship has its problems at some point, and it’s perfectly normal. It’s how you approach each hurdle that will determine a relationship’s success. We are therefore looking at five common relationship problems and how to fix them.
- A Lack of Communication
Let’s face it, many of us are lost without our phones. They’ve become almost an extension of our body because the internet connects us to all corners of the globe. There might be times in a relationship when you feel you’re both struggling to communicate. One of you may always be on your phone, or you both become too absorbed in the latest Netflix series.
It’s easy to become a little neglectful when in a happy relationship, which is why you need to be proactive by making time for each other. Have a date night that bans phones, so you have each other’s attention. If communication is difficult even without all the devices, aim not to interrupt each other and use your body language to prove you’re listening.
- Sexual Problems
Sex is an important part of a relationship. Unfortunately, when things stop working as well as they once did in the bedroom, you may think things aren’t working too well in your relationship, too. However, this is often not the case. Sexual problems are often due to physical, psychological or emotional factors.
For example, premature ejaculation is a common form of erectile dysfunction in men under 40 years old, and is often brought on by anxiety or stress. Whilst female pain during sex could be due to everything from a previous pregnancy, health issue or psychological problem. The key is to have patience and to approach the problem head on. For instance, you could book an appointment with a doctor or can invest in one of the many discreet sexual health items on the market.
- Money Issues
One issue that can often cause many an argument is a couple’s financial situation. In fact, 7 out of 10 couples have reported that money causes tension in their relationship.
This can often stem from a high-cost of a wedding through to paying too much for a new pair of shoes. When a money problem raises its ugly head, it’s important to take a deep breath and have a calm and serious conversation about your finances.
Honesty is the best policing when it comes to financial circumstances, as it will help to set a realistic expectation that will avoid further problems down the road. It’s also essential not to blame a partner for any money concerns, and to sit down to create a financial plan that will help you to overcome the obstacle together. You could even create a savings plan so you can avoid a similar problem in the future.
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