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4 most common relationship issues and how to fix them.




Common relationship issues
Common relationship issues.


There are common relationship issues which couples often neglect especially at the beginning of every relationship. But the adverse effect is that it ends up posing a lot of problems like  constant arguments and in some severe cases may lead to break up or divorce.

I am very certain that at the mention of ” Relationship issues” a lot of folks always imagine a likely scenario of a failed relationship. But shockingly and amazingly, every relationship despite the commitment and compatibility of both partners  had experienced or currently undergoing one relationship issues or the other.  Relationship issues doesn’t always portray a failed relationship or incompatibility just like we always presume.

Just take a life as an illustration. We experience so many challenges and traumas in life in the course  of our pursuit for success and anticipated luxury. Yet that doesn’t automatically portray us a failure”. As we strive to succeed and make ends meet.  We may encounter  so many failed attempts, yet we keep trying and remaining optimistic.

Rather than concluding we are failures.  For the ones who  are determined to succeed at all cost, Failure may not stop them, but rather stir up the passion to succeed. So many success story are usually accompanied with moments of trials and lots of failed attempt. So at the end, what matters is how you break the edge despite your challenges.

Same is applicable in relationships. Relationship issues are inevitable. When you see couples living and building their relationship happily, we assume they are just perfect for each other. But the fact is this, they ain’t perfect for each other. They simply have a mutual understanding in handling some of their common relationship issues.

In public view, they live happily every moments, but behind close doors, they argue, fight and in some cases, may resort to giving each other silent treatment for days. However, the crux of the matter is that  after all all this issues, they have it fixed amicably  rather than separate or spread their dirty linen in this our major point of focus. Fixing or resolving common relationship is

what are this relationship-issues?- Let’s find out first.

Common relationship issues and how to fix them.

Admitting faults or wrongs.

This is a very significant issue in relationship. As human, is part of our ego to have a sense of perfection in everything we do.

Hence the difficulty in admitting that we are at faults. But we often forget the adage” To err is to human”. This issue is so prevalent in couples who are so egoistic.  This is a huge  problem because Both never sees a problem or fault in anything they do.

This issue is often caused by dating for the wrong purpose. When people date for their own selfish interest,   they would always place their Ego before the relationship. They will do everything to stay relevant as long ad those benefits keeps coming. They rarely accept their shortcomings.

On the contrary, when the intention is to build a   long term relationship.

There is always a desire to keep the relationship soaring and thriving at all cost.  Admitting faults wouldn’t be an issue. It doesn’t even matter who has erred. As long as there is willingness from both to keep the relationship soaring, there will be desire to always talk things over.

How to fix this.

First, both has to define the relationship in other to be certain of what they tend to achieve in the long run.

If the intention is based on selfish interest or friends with benefits, then things like this might not be an issue. But when the intention is to build a long term relationship that might end up officially. Then there is every need to have a mutual understanding and communication whenever issues like this arises.

If your partner is the type who doesn’t like admitting fault, or maybe you always apologize even when they are at fault, communicate to them concerning that. Don’t always keep mute with the intention of saving the relationship. Sometimes, such habit often lingers till marriage.

Both should see Apology as a necessity. When there is an assurance or  anticipation of a blissful future, we often put in our best to ensure it becomes a reality. Similarly, when there is anticipation by both couples to make it together in the future. All hands must be on deck. Common things like Admitting one’s fault wouldn’t be an issue.


Trust issues.

A  very sensitive common relationship issue couples shouldn’t neglect.

A relationship without trust is like a house without a roof. There is no guarantee of safety. As every rainfall or sunshine poses a great threat to people living inside.

There is no love without trust. When couple begins to have trust issues, insecurity sets in. Any activity from one or both partners is often accompanied with doubts and suspicion.

Even when there is a plot  by jealous friends or colleagues to blackmail your significant other or terminate your relationship. Such plot will always emerge successful because there is no trust.

How to fix it.

Both have to build the trust at the beginning of the relationship. Trust is earned when people live uprightly, honestly and Transparently. When these three factors are present, Trust will never cease to exist in the relationship. You can always vouch for each other even in blackmailing circumstances.


Secondly, most trust issues occurs as a result of  an ugly experience or incident that took place in the past.

People don’t just loose trust, except they had experienced betrayal in the past. When such happens, the one who betrayed the trust of the other should find a way to make things right again and earn their trust.  One may ask can I regain my partner’s trust? The response is yes. Regaining your partner’s Trust is possible.

though it might take some time. Nothing is impossible. You have to work towards it. Find out why they lost their trust in you. Make changes and let them see you’ve really turned into a new leaf. Then give them time to adjust. Don’t rush them.

Inability to handle tough times together

Relationship requires a matured mindset and reasoning. Being in love with your partner is not a guarantee that your individual life will be so perfect.

There are times when your individual problems or challenges might be so severe and tend to overwhelm you. At such times, relationship and love talks might not be your priority.  So the question is. Should you end a beautiful Union just because you are experiencing a challenging moment in life? This is where most couples get it wrong. Asking for space or withdrawing from each other emotionally just to clear one’s head or mind.

Sometimes,the other party who was requested to be given a space might not understand it clearly especially when the reason is not stated. He/ she might mistaken it for a polite or subtle way of breaking up with them.

How to fix it.

When you are overwhelmed with challenges either at work place or a family challenge, talk to your partner concerning it.

Don’t just withdraw hoping they will understand. If you must request for space. Let them know your reasons for withdrawing emotionally or not giving them the usual attention.  Make them understand it ain’t intentional.

Assure them that you will be back for them as soon as you’ve fixed your problem.

Moreover, you can  as well involve each other in your challenges by cheering and encouraging one  other. This is the best way to portray your love for each other. Relationship shouldn’t only be based   on happy moment but also trying moment. If you can’t share your problem with each other, then why be in a relationship?

Intimacy issues.

Should we include intimacy in our relationships? How soon or often should we make love? This is one of the common issues in a relationship especially for people desiring to remain celibate till marriage.

This has raised a lot of controversies in several relationship. Most women had complained of receiving heartbreak because they couldn’t yield to the sexual demands of their partner.

Another issue is knowing the right time to include sex.  Because it is quite difficult to determine when a man really wants a serious commitment or a fling. And most women would likely withhold sex, in other to save their sanity if peradventure later becomes the case.

How to fix this.

Both couples should understand that relationship should be the least priority.

For a healthy relationship, everything comes gradually including intimacy. Do not try to pressurize your partner to become intimate with you against their will.

Emotions are stirred up gradually. With time, they might be the one requesting for it.

If you’ve chosen to remain celibate, make sure you communicate with your supposed partner before you accept to date them or in the early stages  of the relationship.

It ought to be a mutual agreement. Their response should give you a green light of whether  to continue or give up.













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