7 Cures For Common Relationship Problems

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From not enough money to too much stress, there are many common triggers for relationship issues. But can your union be saved?
According to the top relationship experts, there are certain things you need to understand about yourself and your partner:

1. Understand relationship phases.

Relationships have three general phases: romantic, conflict and commitment. Unless they’re sending you a serious red flag, it’s hard to figure out if someone’s a keeper in the romantic phase.

“This is the stage where it’s all fun,” says Richo, a psychotherapist (DaveRicho.com) and author of How to Be an Adult in Relationships (Shambhala). “Neither person will show their dark side very much, so you don’t have a picture of the whole person.”

So when do you really know whether he’s that special someone? When the masks come off, says Richo. Which is why fighting from the very start about money, work and how many times you have sex a week can threaten even the most promising unions.