Five Different Reasons Couples Fight

First published: 28 October 2022 @ 6:00 pm

Married couples fight, but why do they fight?

People argue for many reasons, but here are five common reasons that spouses have issues with each other:

1. Differences in personality

Romantic partners who do not share the same interests and values can have difficulty getting along.

Couples who have a good sense of humor, and enjoy each other’s company, are less likely to argue.

2. A lack of communication

Relationship health experts often recommend couples learn to communicate better.

In order to communicate effectively, you need to hear what your partner is saying, and be able to understand them.

And if you can’t understand them, then you won’t be able to communicate effectively.

3. Problems with intimacy

Physical intimacy is one of the most important aspects of a healthy marriage.

If there is not enough of it, problems in other areas will soon follow. If there is too much, it can make the relationship feel stifling.

To maintain a healthy relationship, spouses must be able to feel close and connected with each other physically and emotionally.

Couples rarely communicate well about what they want sexually or how to best get their partner to feel comfortable in bed with them.

As a result, fights occur because both spouses are unsatisfied and feel as if they are being rejected by the other.

Five Different Reasons Couples Fight

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4. Problems with parenting styles

Finding a common ground on how to raise their children can be one of the hardest things for married couples to figure out.

The rules, expectations and beliefs about how they should raise children can sometimes be different between spouses.

When the couple‘s values and goals are at odds, it can make it difficult for them to reach a consensus on how they want to raise their children.

5. Disagreements on family traditions

Not having shared goals can lead to arguments, especially when one person doesn’t want to do something that their partner thinks is a tradition.

When two people who don’t share the same family traditions have disagreements, it can lead to problems.

Some couples also disagree on how they want to celebrate holidays and birthdays. Some spouses want their parents and relatives to visit them more often than other spouses do.

Other couples would rather have the family visit less frequently and for shorter periods of time.

Disagreements about family traditions can cause a lot of problems, so it’s best to discuss these issues before there are any conflicts or problems arise.

Maintaining a Happy Relationship

In conclusion, happy relationship success requires a commitment to each other, communication, intimacy and understanding.

Without these things, couple fight will continue to happen, and the couple cannot reach a resolution.

Our blog, Mature Parent, helps couples stay happy in their relationship and share the best of being together with their children. Check out other articles on our blog to learn more!