Some of the common issues that affect relationships are:
- Little frustrations over the years that go unspoken which can lead to a later divorce or affairs.
- Extended family/friendship circles
- New/growing family/adolescent kids
- New Job
- Empty nest
- Doing the same things for the last 10/more years (and building unspoken anger and resentment)
These often leave partners feeling disconnected, traumatised, withdrawing, or demanding, issuing ultimatums, choosing to end the relationship or just surviving.