At one point or another you’re bound to have some little hiccups in your relationship. The important thing is being able to work through your problems and coming out stronger in the long run. According to an American author Anthony Robbins, “The quality of your life is the quality of your relationships”. In other words, when you are in relationship, and it is good you can enjoy any moment in your life. A strong and healthy relationship can be one of the best investments in your life.
Psychologists say that today most people want to have only one marriage, and they wish it to be a happy one. People also believe that a good marriage would bring more happiness to their lives versus being single. A good marriage is like having stable support and strong relationships; it is very important for people and for their future. Moreover, it can improve all aspects of your life, strengthening your health, your mind, and your connections with others. However, if the relationship isn’t working, you may feel like the whole world is incomplete. You might feel frustrated or think it’s impossible to find someone who is right for you. So, what causes relationship problems and what are the signs of a good relationship between partners?
Here are a few of the most common relationship problems:
Poor communication. Refusing to communicate in response, trying to manipulate another with negative emotions or personally criticizing your partner.
Poor problem-solving skills. Not identifying the cause of the problem, choosing a solution before considering all options, trying to solve the problem without your partner.
Inadequate partner support. Having unrealistic expectations and demands or not effectively communicating your needs can result in arguments.
Here are a few suggested solutions:
Enhance communication. Talk positively about the problems of the relationship, as well as about the good aspects. Focus on positive things rather than on negative things, genuinely listen, ask for opinions, show your interest.
Improve problem-solving skills. Separate big problems into smaller ones and deal with each one individually in order of importance. Consider the all possible options and strategies before choosing the solution, learn more from each situation and be yourself.
Promote partner support. Identify and be realistic about the support you need, communicate your expectations clearly, remember about forgiveness and patience, show your warmth.