Though marriage is often thought to be the “happily ever after” phase of a relationship, don’t be fooled into believing that married couples don’t face their fair share of challenges. While some of these challenges may easily be resolved, other issues may be too tough to tackle and could even be the means to an end.
Since the future of most marriages depends largely on how couples deal with issues as they arise, it’s helpful to have a heads up on the most common issues that come with marriage territory.
Couples who learn to solve problems constructively together cut their risk for stress-related health problems including depression, cardiovascular disease, and lowered immunity.
Lacking Complete Communication – it takes more than one person to communicate
Couples should learn how to communicate with one another to keep their love life on track and also prevent these unnecessary issues.
Declining Sex recurrences or Intimacy issues
While there are many reasons why couples lose interest in sexual intimacy or struggle with physical affection, it’s important for spouses to find ways to keep their sex life fresh and fulfilling. Sex may seem like a small piece of the marriage puzzle, but it’s actually rare to have a healthy relationship without it.
A common issue couples face is a shift in focus after marriage. When either spouse redirects their attention from the relationship to other interests – be it career, children, friends, or other social activities or hobbies – it’s common for their partner to feel the brunt of the situation, and for the relationship to suffer from a loss of attention.
As unfortunate as it may be, once couples get married it’s not uncommon for them to become emotionally disconnected from one another. When this happens, it’s likely that at least one spouse’s needs will become unmet, and so they may start looking elsewhere to feel fulfilled. This is where emotional infidelity has the opportunity to slip into the marriage.
You’re unable to have a two-sided conversation where your opinion is heard, considered and respected. Instead of acknowledging your feelings, they battle with you until they get the last word.”
Sexologist and Relationship Expert