7 of the Most Common Relationship Issues Couples Deal With (Plus Advic

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7 of the Most Common Relationship Issues Couples Deal With Plus Advice on How to Fix Them These days the average relationship only lasts for two years and nine months. During that time a number of problems are bound to arise. Couples who stand the test of time arent free of relationship issues they just handle them in the right way. Romance doesnt have to die just because you hit a bump in the road. In fact it can grow even stronger after a conflict. In this post well tell you what the most common relationship pitfalls are and how to get over them. Relationship Issues Almost Every Couple Face Heres how to make your relationship last. 1. Lack of Communication Communication is one of the most important factors in any relationship. If you and your partner arent doing enough of it things arent likely to last very long. Everyones style of communication is different. Some people are great at talking about their feelings and opinions while others tend to be more reserved and bottle things up. Either way you need to understand and adapt to your partners style. When your partner talks listen intently. Instead of interrupting or spending time thinking about how youre going to respond simply listen first. Lots of people fail to do this. Also when somethings bothering you let your partner now. How can they know theyve annoyed or upset you if youve never told them Even if they know you inside-out they cant read your mind. Communication can help you build a foundation for everything else. If you have great communication with your partner you can get through lots of other issues too. 2. Spending Too Much Time Together When youre in love its common to want to spend all your time with your partner. While its cute that you cant bear to be apart its not entirely healthy to be in each others pockets all the time. Being with your partner all the time can feel suffocating after a while no matter how much you love them. You need to leave room for your own individual growth. That means having your own hobbies your own time and your own circle of friends. Of course youll have lots of mutual friends as well but its good to have people you can go to for objective advice from time to time.

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As they say absence makes the heart grow fonder and its good to spend a little time apart. Otherwise you might get sick of each other 3. Infidelity Cheating is one of the most devastating things that can happen to a relationship. Its hard to pinpoint exactly how common cheating is since people arent always honest about it and people have varying standards for what constitutes cheating. However we all know someone who has either done it or had it happen to them. If it happens in your relationship it doesnt have to be the end of it. Couples can get over infidelity if they really want to. You have to be willing to have an open and honest conversation about why it happened and how it affected you. Once trust has been broken and pain has been caused it takes a lot of work to rebuild things again but it is possible. 4. Constant Arguments Some people think that never arguing is the sign of a great relationship. Thats not necessarily true. Arguments are inevitable and they can even be positive. Its how you handle them thats important. Are you and your partner having the same argument over and over again Thats a red flag and it probably means that underlying issues are going unresolved. If you cant resolve them you may just be incompatible To have arguments in a healthy way hear each other out. Always do it privately and never resort to name-calling or taking cheap shots. Arguments should always be respectful. Once its all over talk it out and make a compromise over how you can move forward as a couple. That way you can avoid having the same issue again. 5. Vices or Addictions Does your partner have a habit thats destroying your relationship Is your spouse constantly nagging you to give up something you just cant quit Whether its alcohol addiction drugs gambling shopping or disordered eating a vice can drive a wedge between a couple. Its important to be supportive and encourage healthy behavior. Allowing it to continue could be toxic. 6. You Take Each Other for Granted During the honeymoon period you might have been pinching yourself and thinking of how lucky you were to have your partner. After a while the novelty starts to wear off and you start to take them for granted.

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This is normal for any couple. However its important to show your appreciation. When someone starts to feel unappreciated resentment starts to build and that can kill a relationship. Let your partner know how much you appreciate them by thanking them for what they do for you and telling them how you feel about them. You dont have to make grand gestures although thats nice on special occasions just make your feelings known. You can do this through little comments messages or even notes left around the house. 7. Money Problems Money is one of the biggest causes of marital problems. Perhaps you dont agree with your spouses spending habits. If youre sharing income and expenses its a good idea to devise a budget as a couple. Then do your best to stick to it. Big disparities in earnings between couples can also cause tension. Does it bother you that your partner earns more than you do Think about why that is as that may be an issue that you have to tackle by yourself. Guidance for Couples in Crisis Are you experiencing any of these relationship issues for yourself You dont have to go it alone. At Blair Wellness Group a team of specialists is ready to help you with any relationships problems you may have. We can offer counseling and a range of different therapies to get to the root of your issues. Contact us to find out how we can help you.

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