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Dealing With Marriage Issues

The major stress points in marriage... 
Even in quite strong relationships there are times of tension and marriage difficulties caused by unresolved marriage issues...

However it is when issues begin to really take over a relationship and cause real difficulties that advice needs to be sought.

Marriage issues are many and varied, we will touch on the most common marriage problems that we come across in our practice.

Financial issues in marriage.

Marriage Issues - Money IssuesThere is no doubt that money is the cause of most marriage troubles. In most marriages the payment of bills and banking matters are left to one spouse. Sometimes that person is completely illiterate when it comes to budgeting, with the result that the couple often get in a financial mess... then disputes arise.

Communication is the name of the game... continuing discussion and agreement on the handling of the finances is sure to avoid any future difficulties involving money.

For more information on this topic see our article on marriage and money.

Job versus family issues.

Marriage Issues - Job Versus Family IssuesDifficulties often arise when one partner puts their job ahead of their family. Working long hours at a job is something that many people use as an excuse to avoid dealing with other matters such as having to help with the children or helping prepare the evening meal.

A working spouse may also be very ambitious and feel it necessary to work long hours to impress the boss. Either way marital relationships suffer.

Intimacy & Sex issues.

Marriage Issues - Intimacy & SexAlong with money problems, disagreement over the matter of sex is one of the major marriage issues.

Often partners have completely different levels of desire. This can lead to arguments and resentment with one partner feeling unloved because their sexual appetite is not being satisfied and the other partner feeling that they are being pressured into something that they don’t want to do.

Sexual dysfunction is also becoming increasingly common with almost 40% of both men and women citing it as a reason for their marital intimacy problems.

For more information on this important topic see our page on marriage intimacy.

Bad habits can be a marriage killer.

Marriage Issues - Bad HabitsOne spouse’s bad habits can develop into more than an irritation for their partner, they can often be the determining factor for a marriage breakup.

In no particular order, here are some of the top annoying, disgusting and irritating behaviors that can grow into monumental marriage issues that are constantly referred to in our counseling sessions:

  • Bad hygiene habits.
     
  • Leaving dirty clothes on the bedroom floor.
     
  • Breaking wind in your partners presence.
     
  • Lack of personal hygiene.
     
  • Not tidying up.
     
  • Lying or hiding the truth.
     
  • Not respecting the furniture.
     
  • Drinking to excess.
     
  • Monopolizing conversations.
     
  • Criticizing your spouse in public.
     
  • Childish behavior.
     
  • Flirting.
     
  • Constantly altering the order of things in the home.
     
  • Nagging.
     
  • Neglecting grooming.

The list is of course virtually endless. However small your partner’s "faults" are, if you find them irritating they will encumber you, enslave you and prevent you from moving forward in your life.

Long standing bad habits are hard to break, even so there are procedures for breaking them if your partner is willing to co-operate.

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Are you wanting even more help with your marriage problems?

Unresolved marriage issues can often destroy a marriage or can potentially turn a happy marriage into an unhappy one. If you are concerned about issues in your marriage that are affecting the harmony in your relationship (or the wider family relationship) then take a look at the "Save My Marriage Today" guide to discover practical ways of resolving them.

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