Every relationship has there ups and downs, even in the most healthiest relationship. Relationship issues are normal and can be resolved with almost all couples experiencing a difficult period. However if you are experiencing ongoing, frequent difficulties and issues, this could be a sign of a relationship problem. Some relationship problems can be tackled, although others can be a lot harder to solve which could lead to separation or divorce, this is dependent on the each individuals willingness to work through their difficulties. Relationship problems often occur when couples are no longer getting along with each other, distancing themselves, not communicating or showing an interest in their loved one.
Common Relationship issues
- Lack of communication
- Disagreements and arguments
- Jealousy and insecurity
- Sexual problems
- Domestic violence
- Parenting conflicts
- Trouble with working relationships
- Problematic friendships
- Imbalances of power
Common causes of Relationship Problems
Infidelity – The breaking of a promise or commitment in a relationship, which can include not being faithful or going against your marriage vows.
Jealousy/ insecurity – Feeling jealous about your partner their lifestyle or what they are doing. Insecurity – Feeling uncertain, or low in your relationship, this may be de to your needs not being met or past relationship issues.
Inequality – Imbalance of power, when one partner maintains control and power over the over and detects what they should do and almost controls them.
Signs your relationship maybe struggling
- Feeling of resentment
- Lack of respect
- Dishonesty and ongoing, frequent lies
- Distancing and withdrawing
- Lack of intimacy Lack of / no communication
- Avoiding to go home
- Spending more time with other people
- Questioning the relationship and if you want to be with this person
How Therapy can help
Couples counselling will be a safe space for you and your partner to open up about underlying issues with your therapist being a mediator to help support and mange any tension or arguments which may arise. Your therapist will help you identify issues or problems your finding in your relationship and work towards resolving conflict and improving the overall relationship satirisation utilising a variety of therapeutic interventions.