If you recognize ahead of time, though, what those relationship problems might be, you'll have a much better chance of getting past them.
Even though every relationship has its ups and downs, successful couples have learned how to manage the bumps and keep their love life going, says marriage and family therapist Mitch Temple, author of The Marriage Turnaround.
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But having sex is one of the last things you should give up, Fay says.
"Sex," she says, "brings us closer together, releases hormones that help our bodies both physically and mentally, and keeps the chemistry of a healthy couple healthy." Problem-solving strategies: Money problems can start even before the wedding vows are exchanged.
Problem-solving strategies: Even partners who love each other can be a mismatch, sexually.
Mary Jo Fay, author of Please Dear, Not Tonight, says a lack of sexual self-awareness and education worsens these problems.
But if you and your partner feel like you're starring in your own nightmare version of the movie Groundhog Day -- i.e.
the same lousy situations keep repeating day after day -- it's time to break free of this toxic routine.
Problem-solving strategies: If you want to keep your love life going, making your relationship a focal point should not end when you say "I do." "Relationships lose their luster.
So make yours a priority," says Karen Sherman, author of Marriage Magic! Problem-solving strategies: Occasional conflict is a part of life, according to New York-based psychologist Susan Silverman.
They can stem, for example, from the expenses of courtship or from the high cost of a wedding.
The National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) recommends that couples who have money woes take a deep breath and have a serious conversation about finances.
I said to him "Don't become a stranger" and he promised he would stay in touch.