Relationship struggles: It's okay to experience and argue about the following things

Relationship struggles: It's okay to experience and argue about the following things

No relationship is all strawberries and sunshine. Arguing about the following things is totally normal, in fact, it is healthy.

People often have unrealistic expectations when it comes to relationships. They believe that an ideal relationship is the one without silly fights, frequent arguments and bad days. They feel it is all strawberries and sunshine.

Movies are a lie (Pexels)
Movies are a lie (Pexels)

While really, that’s not the case at all. Romantic movies, novels, and your own wild imagination may make you think that relationships are stress-free. And if your current one is making you feel too comfortable, then it may not be so for long.

Stress is a part of being in a relationship (iStock)
Stress is a part of being in a relationship (iStock)

Truth is, no relationship is perfect. In fact, the perfect ones are those in which you both feel free to communicate your thoughts. You fight, you argue but at the end of the day, it’s all good. You get through everything, together.

You can get through everything together (Pexels)
You can get through everything together (Pexels)

If you’re facing issues in your current relationship, it’s totally okay. While you shouldn’t tolerate the abusive or toxic behavior, here are few relationship struggles which are normal and you shouldn't be embarrassed about:

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1. Lack of communication

So, your partner is busy with their own thing or is having a bad day. They don’t wish to talk right now and want to be left alone. Everyone has days like this and if your partner wishes to be alone, respect their privacy rather than forcing conversations on them.

Respect your partner's privacy (iStock)
Respect your partner's privacy (iStock)

It’s absolutely normal to share moments of silence with your partner, there’s nothing to be embarrassed about. Just because your partner wants to be left alone for a while, doesn’t mean they don’t love you. Be patient and let them cool down.

Don't forget they still love you (Pexels)
Don't forget they still love you (Pexels)

2. Money matters

The topic of money is a sensitive one. When you’re in a relationship, you’re just not balancing money for yourself but for the other person, too. Having arguments about money matters is normal and well, required.

Money matters should be talked about (Pexels)
Money matters should be talked about (Pexels)

Don’t be embarrassed to talk to your partner about your financial issues. You’re a team. Communicate, talk about what should be done and what can be done. Set financial goals together. Be transparent about your economical needs.

You're a team (Pexels)
You're a team (Pexels)

3. Different tastes

While your partner may be a fitness freak and you may be the ‘you only live once’ type, it’s normal. You might jam to pop while your partner may be a metal head. Your differences are what makes you unique, makes you...YOU!

You don't have to agree on everything (iStock)
You don't have to agree on everything (iStock)

Having arguments regarding different tastes is normal and healthy. It means you both are mature enough to have your own choices, rather than getting influenced by anyone else’s opinion. If you have such arguments with your partner often, there’s nothing to be embarrassed about.

It's healthy (Pexels)
It's healthy (Pexels)

4. Fading spark

When you started dating, everything was rainbows and candy and now that a lot of time has passed, you feel your partner doesn’t love you as much as they used to. You start to feel that the spark of love between you and your partner is slowly fading and you begin to panic.

Avoid overthinking (Pexels)
Avoid overthinking (Pexels)

As time passes by, most couples feel the effects of the dry spell, it’s normal. Instead of worrying and overthinking, talk to your partner about the same. Try to spend more and more time together. Plan dates or weekend getaways!

Spend more time together (Pexels)
Spend more time together (Pexels)

5. Sharing responsibilities

Most people see wanting to share responsibilities with their partner as something to be embarrassed about when in reality it is what relationships are for. You should be comfortable enough with your partner to share responsibilities with them, make decisions together.

Divide responsibilities (Pexels)
Divide responsibilities (Pexels)

Divide chores and responsibilities between you and your partner. Not only will your lives become easier but also, not one person will feel overburdened and overwhelmed by responsibilities. Be open with your partner and share tasks mutually.

Don't leave all the work for one partner (iStock)
Don't leave all the work for one partner (iStock)

6. Jealousy

One of the most common and difficult relationship struggles is jealousy. You may feel insecure and jealous when your partner goes out with their attractive friends. It’s nothing to be embarrassed about, it’s only normal.

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As humans, we are very protective of the things and people we love. What you can do is, talk it out. Tell your partner about how you feel. Communication is the key which resolves most of the relationship problems.

Communicate (iStock)
Communicate (iStock)

 

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