25 Most common relationship problems
Here is the list of the most common relationship problems my clients most often came to see me for.
Affairs / infidelity / cheating (see: Surviving Infidelity and Infidelity Warning Signs). This includes emotional infidelity, one-night stands, internet relationships (including ‘sexting’), long- and short-term affairs and financial infidelity
Sexual Problems, particularly loss of libido (Male and Female) and including questions around your gender (bisexual?), or your partner’s gender (bisexual?)
Significant differences in core values and beliefs
Life stages – you have ‘outgrown’ each other or have ‘changed’ significantly for whatever reason
Traumatic and/or Life-Changing Events (see also: Brain Injury Symptoms)
Responses to prolonged periods of Stress, such as Work-Related Stress, long-term illness, mental health issues, Financial Problems, problems with the children, infertility and many more
Bored in or with Your Relationship
Dealing with a jealous partner
Having ‘blended’ family issues (See: My partner’s children don’t want to know me)
Domestic violence, which includes verbal as well as physical abuse: THE most serious relationship problem. See Signs of An Abusive Relationship.
Knowing you should not have got married in the first place! (See my relationship or marriage compatibility test: Stay or Walk Away)
Lack of responsibility regarding finances, children (see: Children in the Middle), health and many other issues
Unrealistic Expectations – still thinking your partner / spouse is the princess / knight and not seeing the ‘real’ human being
Addictions – substance abuse (see: Alcoholism Stages)
Excessive reliance on social media, at the cost of the relationship (see: Facebook Problems)
Lack of support during particularly difficult times from people that matter to you
Manipulation or over-involvement in your relationships with family or friends
Lack of communication about important matters
Poor division of and / or one-sided lack of responsibility for chores and tasks. It is not always women who complain about this relationship problem!
Perceived lack of concern, care and consideration / attentiveness: feeling the relationship is one-sided is a big one!
Significant personal disappointments and traumas that lead to a change in relationship dynamics (see: Your Partner in Prison)
Long term depression or other mental health issues suffered by one partner or both (see: Natural Depression Treatments)
Significant differences in opinion on how to discipline / deal with the children (see: How Divorce Affects Children and Children in the Middle)
Long-term stress, particularly when not taking responsibility for doing something positive to address the cause, or about learning to handle it if it cannot be changed (see: Stress and Your Relationship and Adrenal Fatigue Symptoms)
An unsupportive partner during pregnancy and/or significant problems after the birth your baby. See: How to deal with a birth trauma and Before you consider suing for a birth trauma. Lack of support with child-rearing.