Amrita Sharma is author of the book “What Did I Ever See in Him” published by Penguin
Counsellors say contagious nature of moods often influences the relationship between the couples.
Married people expect their partners to support them the way the did during the courtship, failing which leads to hurt feelings and a sense of betrayal, say experts.
When both couples are adding to the income and sharing the financial burden, it’s only fair that both partners understand and respect one another’s professions and its commitments.
Willingness to work on issues bringing disconnection between the couples may help avoid unnecessary tension stemming from miscommunication and misunderstanding.
When resentments start building up, it's best for couples to talk about it and say it out loud to the partner before the anger spills over.
A trip with a reluctant, sulking and complaining partner does not make for a great travel. So, what to do?
When a couple has differing interests, the solution often depends on how much the couple wants to save their relationship.
Living with a hypochondriac can be highly stressful for the other partner, who has to play along and bear all the whining with a grin.
The issue of sports is so sensitive for some couples that there are times it ends up jeopardising their marriage.
When couples turn the occasion of anniversaries into point-scoring platforms or for blame-game, then there is something wrong with the marriage.
Counsellors also say that even though couples may think it too far in the future, it’s imperative to discuss how they want to bring up their kids and what faith would they want the kids to follow.
Therapists say that when a couple is facing problems dealing with a particular situation, and being together does not help, then a break is not only desirable but necessary.
We are often not aware about when we started to let other things and people take precedence over our partners.
Experts say that men have a different way of dealing with "feelings" and have different capacity for retention of emotional details as compared to women.
Experts say that issues which on the surface may seem really trivial sometimes get blown out of proportion.
While it's fine to say whatever you want just because you are in a relationship, it's good to remember that words once spoken cannot be taken back.
The issue of food can lead to marital indigestion with the differences over food not going down well with either one partner or both.
When couples first start adjusting their lives due to their individual priorities and needs, they start drifting apart.
Sometimes, a strong relationship starts feeling the strain when the couples have differences over how to deal with the kids.
Basic understanding, an acknowledgement and appreciation of what your partner is doing for your parents, can go a long way in changing the equation between the partners.
Experts say when it comes to putting the blame, one almost always find it easier and convenient to make the other the scapegoat.
Experts say that sometimes when couples feel too comfortable with one another, they lose sight of the fact that one needs a certain amount of attention to feel significant to the other.
Hoarding is a problem and living with a hoarder an even bigger problem, because one has no idea how to deal with it. But with a bit of understanding and cooperation, things can fall into place.
Controlling the television remote is as integral a part of couple dynamics as having a conversation.
Experts feel that while appearances should not be neglected or taken for granted, they should not be made the bone of contention between partners.