Relationship refers to that association, connection, interaction and bond between two or more people which can be grouped into: Family relationships, Friendships, Acquaintanceships and Romantic (pre- marital and marital) relationship.

Going by the definition above, it is evident that relationship involves two or more persons who may  certainly have; come from different background,  have different upbringing, have different level of I.Q, have different perception to life and issues of life, have different level of temper, have different level of  training to mention but a few. So, these distinct attributes and features which parties to interpersonal relationships possesses tend to play out to either make or mar their relationships. That is they have a way of either making the relationship healthy or an unhealthy as it were.

Among the aforementioned types of relationship, the romantic (marital) relationship tends to be the most important as it is seen as the mother of all relationships. This is because, other relationships like family, friendship and the like, tend to emanate from it.  A romantic relationship is also the closest form of relationship as the two people involved will often describe themselves as being attracted to each other and/or “in love”. Unfortunately, this relationship appears to be the one that is bedeviled with several challenges.

Research and experience has shown that no marriage is free of glitches but what matters is the ability for the couple to overcome those challenges and remain stronger together even after such problems.

Some most popular problems in marital or romantic relationship includes:

  1. Unsatisfactory sex life
  2. Third party influence
  3. Lack or inadequate finance
  4. Infertility
  5. Infidelity
  6. Poor health
  7. Sexual desire discrepancy etc.

The above problems can be grouped mainly into three areas such as;


Research and experience have shown that most marital relationship problems tend to stem from lack of or poor communication between the couple.

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