"Great relationships don't just fall into our laps. They require people to move through their fears and insecurities, and do the hard work to move wounds into healing.”
To some couples it may feel like their relationship changed drastically in a few days/weeks time, but a lot of times it takes months or years to reach a point of disconnect. The tricky thing with couple relationships is when a couple stops working on their relationship the relationship stops working!
Couples might face multiple challenges ranging from work related stress, complex relationship with in-laws, marital adjustment, pre-marital uncertainty, infertility, parenting concerns or infidelity. Also, burdening responsibilities can make the partners unavailable for each other. Over time this leads to relational neglect and loss of shared dreams/goals.
It might also be the case that a partner is struggling with anxiety, trauma, loss, depression or burnout due to extra workload. This could impact the spouse who witnesses the partner go through a hard time. Speaking to a therapist can provide tools and an outlet to untangle a gridlock in order to get past such a rough patch.