1.Expectations – “Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.” ― Mark Twain.
It’s not easy for a couple to walk a journey together for a long time. Overtime, a couple’s expectations in the relationship may differentiate, as they begin to see their respective life plans as “what I want,” instead of “what we want.”
2.Loyalty – One major reason why relationships fail is lack of loyalty from ones partner.
3. Compromise – Compromise is another very important factor in every relationship. The two people involved in the relationship must be ready to compromise at some point to make things work. Leave the boss-employee attitude in relationship, be kind.. Learn to compromise.
4.Trust Issues – Lack of trust is one of the most harmful contagions to a couple’s long-term success. Trust issues may include factors such as jealousy, possessiveness, unreasonable rigidity, emotional infidelity, physical/sexual infidelity, relational game playing, lack of reliability and dependability, lack of emotional support, lack of financial compatibility, and lack of mutually-supportive goals. If you believe trust is a major issue in your relationship, examine whether the lack of trust is based on a pattern of evidence (such as significant broken promises), or mostly subjective emotions (such as jealousy without proof).
5.Compatibility Issues – When the two people involved in a relationship are not compatible, it is easy for things to fall apart between them.
6.Communication Issues – Numerous studies have identified communication (or a lack thereof) as one of the top reasons for break-up and divorce.
7. Relational Abuse – Relational abuse is defined as the repeated mistreatment of an individual. Examples of relational abuse include: Verbal, emotional, physical, and/or sexual abuse.
8. Lack of time – Even if you both have a busy lifestyle, you still need to set aside time for each other just to keep the relationship going. A five-minute phone call or a text exchange may be enough to let you work through a time when you’re too busy for anything.
9. Different priorities – After a few years, the things that you both once mutually agreed upon may now be different.
10. Egocentricity – It takes two to build a relationship, one person cannot be the axis of any relationship. You cannot be the only one deciding which movie to watch, or choose which restaurant to go to or which city to live in etc. Even if it initially works out, the person being repressed will eventually get tired of this selfish attitude, it will all start with a small fight which will lead to bigger ones and the relationship will start going down the hill.