Not all relationships are going to have fairytale narratives. They’re not always going to be smooth and easy. Relationships are going to face a lot of uphill battles and stumbles along the way. But that’s always part of the deal. The best kinds of couples are the ones who are able to power through adversities. They are the ones who are able to foster healthy environments for their love and affection. These relationships are constantly making conscious efforts to create intimate and nurturing situations.

Given all that, it is not uncommon for even the best kinds of relationships to go through rough patches. We are only human and we all have our individual flaws. These individual flaws can carry over into the relationship and there’s just no stopping it. These rough patches can be brought about by a multitude of things. The key is in determining what the underlying causes of these rough patches and are working very hard to fix them.

However, not all couples are ass introspective or adept at finding problems as others. As a result, these couples never know the root cause of their troubles and so they have no way of fixing them. This article aims to list down the most common silent problem causes in a relationship. If you think that your relationship is guilty of exhibiting some of these problem causes, then you have to work double time in trying to salvage your relationship.

1. Not being receptive and responsive.

Relationships rely heavily on the feelings and emotions of the people involved. Whenever your partner comes to you with a problem or with a thought, you always have to be receptive of it no matter how big or small. You can’t shrug your partner’s musings off as if they don’t matter to you. You always have to maintain open lines of communication with your partner at all times. You have to allow your partner the freedom to come to you for anything. And you must always be a good listener in the process. You have to make your partner feel like you value everything that he/she says to you. You have to make them feel like they’re being heard and understood at all times.

2. Underlying resentment.

A lot of people will go through with relationships despite the fact that they secretly resent one another. They think that their love will be enough to carry them through whatever ill-feelings they are harboring for each other. Resentment can stem from a wide variety of possible culprits. But the most important things that couples can do is to never harbor this resentment for a long period of time. Couples need to address their feelings head-on or just let them go completely. They can’t allow themselves to get bogged down by their ill-feelings because that isn’t a healthy way of going about life at all. The emotional baggage can be too much for a lot of relationships. Don’t let secret resentment be the cause for the downfall of your union.

3. Sexual mediocrity.

Having an active and interesting sex life is a very important aspect for most modern relationships. The best kinds of relationships have partners who are always willing to explore each other’s bodies with utmost care, love, intimacy, and affection. People who are in good relationships are never selfish when it comes to sex. They always make it a point to leave their partner feeling satisfied sexually. If either one or both of you are feeling sexually disappointed with each other, this could spell a huge disaster for your relationship. Talk things out and be honest about what you need from each other sexually. Try your bestto make sure that your partner is always feeling sexually satisfied. – Continue reading on the next page

4. Suppressed disappointment.

Let your feelings out. If your partner is disappointing you in some aspect of the relationship, then you have to be honest about it. If your partner isn’t meeting your expectations about something, then you have to voice yourself out. You can’t afford to suppress your disappointment in your partner because honesty is the only way you can both help improve one another. If you suppress your disappointment, it could possibly lead you to develop a sense of anger and resentment for your partner, and that is never healthy in a relationship.

5. Shortage of trust and honesty.

Always allow yourself to trust your partner with all of your heart. Always let your partner know that you value honesty above anything else in the relationship. You should both be willing to trust each other with the truth at all times. You have to be mature enough to face the music no matter how difficult. You can’t afford to be comforting each other with lies. You have to trust in your own abilities to overcome any obstacles that may come your way. Trust in your love for each other to help you pull through. Trust in your willingness to work hard for this relationship always.

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