The Top 10 Relationship Problems Every Couple Should Avoid

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Relationships. Ah, what’s not to love?

Well, quite a lot as it happens. Despite being the holy grail of happiness for most people, actually they aren’t without their struggles and can often involve quite a bit of hard work.

I’ll be the first to admit that, when it comes to struggling relationships, I’m the first one running for the door (death do us part – Pah!) so it’s with pleasure I welcome Kafed Lyken, to give us a round-up of the ten main relationships problems we should all do our best to avoid! … 

Relationships can be perfect – but in reality, rarely exist without their problem.

Here is a roundup which highlights the top relationship issues between couples, as told by experts.

10 types of relationship problems

No matter how ‘perfect’ your relationship is, there will always be the  little frustrations that crop up from time to time. But, when you are well-prepared to face the problems and know the red lights, you’ll find it easier to deal with them.

Here is a list of the top 10 relationship problems among couples.   

1. Boundary problems

A big reason for problems between couples, is one person trying to change the other – and getting married or being in a long-term relationship certainly doesn’t mean that one person gains complete control or superiority over the other.

Everyone has a set of unique qualities that they’ve developed as an adult, so trying to change them won’t do any good for your relationship.

2. Lack of trust

The kiss of death to relationships.

3. Jealousy and insecurity

Problems like jealousy, possessiveness, anger and insecurity don’t just come when one partner is talented, beautiful, or more popular than the other – they can be inherent in a person, and *very* destructive. Watch out for the warning signs. 

4. Physical abuse

It’s quite common for couples to argument here and there. But when that turns into physical assault, the problem will worsen.

It’s important that emotions are controlled during arguments and physical abuse is never tolerated. 

5. Cheating

A lot of couples break up when one of them has been unfaithful. Men and women cheat on their partner for a number of reasons, for example, when they are not satisfied in their relationship or because they are not loyal enough to their partners.

Whatever the reason might be, cheating is a big red flag for relationships.

6. Miscommunication

When thoughts, feeling, and opinions are not communicated properly or when they are misunderstood by the other person, there will be problems.

The best way to avoid this type of problem is to be more expressive and seek or provide clarification when something seems to be misunderstood.

7. Lack of unity

Ambition, finances, jobs, having kids – whatever the major life decisions – it’s  important to agree on them.

8. Poor time management

Spend all your time in the office and never make time for your partner?

Everyone has the right to expect to spend quality time with their loved one, at least during the weekend.

When that’s not fulfilled, be prepared for problems.

9. Intimacy

When one person shows a lack of interest in sex, the other person starts feeling dejected. 

And when there is a big sexual gap, the interest in the relationship starts going downhill.

10. Finance

Many relationships breakdown over financial issues. Lack of money, whether it’s because of joblessness or lavish spending, is a big stress factor in relationships.

When you’re struggling to make both ends meet, even switching on the lights could initiate a big argument. Your relationship is the first thing that gets affected.


These are the 10 common types of relationship problems which couples face. Identifying the nature of your problems and being prepared with an appropriate solution is a step closer to resolving them.


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2 Comments on “The Top 10 Relationship Problems Every Couple Should Avoid”

  1. Faylinn

    Growing up, my parents argued a lot because of their miscommunication. However, I was able to see them improve on that by seeking clarification, which is something that you talk about above as being very important). One thing that they started doing to help with that was to sit down once a week and talk everything out, and so I think that other couples should do that too.

    1. katy

      Yes a great idea, I definitely think bad communication is one of the main reasons relationships fail, people then interpret actions how they want to, often incorrectly! Thanks for comment, interesting contribution!

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