Almost anytime you put two people together, there may be some kind of disagreements or conflicts. The object is to work them out in a calm manner.
Also, there are habits that tend to irritate each other. However, most habits don’t just develop over night, and their bad habit was there to begin with. The bad habit was accepted then, why should it not be accepted now. We should not try and change people, instead we should find someone that we are compatible with and can accept any and all habits, or talk to them before starting a relationship and ask if it’s something they could work on changing. There are some habits that do develop during a relationship and some that we are never exposed to in the beginning.
Before becoming completely committed, we really need to take time and get to know the person. Also we need to learn to be more accepting. It is very easy to see someone else’s flaws and follies without seeing our own. We may have annoying habits that we are not even aware of. We expect others to accept us, we need to accept others in return. Disagreements are common. Sometimes there is no right or wrong answer as a solution. Compromise is a big part of a relationship.
Good communication is the key to a healthy relationship. Sometimes we don’t know how to communicate properly and things build up inside until we hit our breaking point and it all comes pouring out in a negative way. This is something that definitely needs to be worked on.
Therapy, counseling, relationship counseling, or even self help books or online articles may be good places to start. But, there is no reason to get upset and stressed out. Things usually tend to work themselves out with time. Rome was not built in a day and a good relationship can’t necessarily be built in a day (well it can but it still needs nurturing and love, the foundation constantly needs to be reinforced and secured).
It is harder when you are married. You may have to work harder. It is best to try and decide before you actually make a commitment for a lifetime, if you can spend the rest of your life with that person. Don’t expect that you can get married and THEN try and change them, it may just get worse. Even if you are married there is still hope. Take one day at a time. Find support groups. Try joint counseling. Try and rekindle the love. Use self-help books. But most importantly, don’t let the stress overwhelm you.
We all want problem resolved immediately, but sometimes we have to let problems breathe a bit, so we can approach them logically.
A person that is subjected to mental or physical abuse should get professional help immediately. Almost every phone book has a crisis hotline listed at the beginning.