Relationship Issues

Being in a relationship can be a wonderful thing, but it can also be hard work and problems can arise. Most of relationship issues are: Lack of trust, Overwhelm, Poor communication, Not prioritizing each other, Money stress, Chore wars, Different intimacy needs, Lack of appreciation.

Here are some warning signs that your relationship may be in trouble. It doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s not salvageable or that you can’t get the love connection back, but it does mean you both need to have honest communication and may need the assistance of a marriage counselling. The following list of relationship problems applies to either you or your partner. They’re also common characteristics of co-dependent relationships, and co-dependency may be the underlying issue.

– Selfishness or self-involvement with your own feelings and needs, without concern and support for those of your partner.
– Meddling by parents.
– Repeated deference to a friend or relative over your partner’s objection.
– Repeated instances of critical, undermining, blaming, sarcastic, disrespectful, or manipulative comments. This is verbal abuse.
– A pattern of withholding communication, affection, or sex. This is often a sign of veiled anger.
– Arguments or problems that don’t get resolved.
– Raging or name-calling.
– Passive-aggressive or aggressive behaviour, including shoving or breaking objects.
– Controlling behaviour, including giving unwanted advice, ordering, or withholding money for affordable expenses in order to control.
– A secret romantic relationship or pattern of flirting.

Even the best of relationships run into problems sometimes. You’re both tired from work, or the kids are in trouble at school, or your in-laws are getting on your last nerve…you know how it goes.

Life throws all kinds of challenges at a relationship, from relocation to redundancy to illness. No wonder problems arise in even the strongest relationships.Are you looking for relationship help? You can discuss problems you’re having with your boyfriend, girlfriend, husband or wife. You can get tips on how to break up with someone or how to get over a break up.

We can also discuss what makes a healthy relationship and identify warning signs of physical or emotional abuse in your relationship.

Want to have a happier, healthier marriage?If you feel disconnected or frustrated about the state of your marriage but want to avoid separation and/or divorce, psychotherapy is an excellent resource to help you overcome the most challenging aspects of being married.