Community//

12 Common Marriage Problems That Even The Happiest Couples Can Encounter

Relationships offer wonderful benefits for well-being, life satisfaction, and stress management, but none are without their challenges. These issues can put a strain on a couple, but working through them can either strengthen their bond or push them apart, depending on how they handle the challenges they face.

The Thrive Global Community welcomes voices from many spheres on our open platform. We publish pieces as written by outside contributors with a wide range of opinions, which don’t necessarily reflect our own. Community stories are not commissioned by our editorial team and must meet our guidelines prior to being published.

Relationships offer wonderful benefits for well-being, life satisfaction, and stress management, but none are without their challenges. These issues can put a strain on a couple, but working through them can either strengthen their bond or push them apart, depending on how they handle the challenges they face.

Working through marriage problems in a healthy way can be very difficult, especially because stressors can come from many different sources. We compiled a list of 12 common problems that even the happiest couples can encounter. And as it turns out, they can be easily solved!

1. Extra weight

Most newlyweds gain a significant amount of weight after their wedding. Scientists from the University of Glasgow held research and came to the conclusion that newly married couples gain about 3-5 lb within the first year of their married life. In general, married people weigh 13 lb more than those who are single. Very often, the weight gain is connected with the state of psychological comfort because partners are confident in each other and therefore, let themselves relax a bit.

What to do?

Losing weight together is easier than it might seem because there will always be a person next to you sharing in your strife for a healthier lifestyle. However, nutritionists warn that men lose weight faster and it can cause some disappointment in women. The best way to get back into shape is to ride a bike, climb, and walk in the evenings.

2. The birth of children leads to a financial crisis.

The birth of children does lead to financial problems in a young family. Surveys held by NerdWallet showed that parents are almost always not ready to have kids and it doesn’t depend on their financial standing. Both middle-class and lower-income families face the lack of money.

What to do?

Start saving money long before the birth of your first child and get rid of unnecessary expenses… Read More >>>

Psychology, Science, Cool Stuff, The Brain, Self-Improvement, Happiness, Love, Humanity, Anxiety, Emotions, Identity, Mental Health, Parenting, Marriage, Self-Improvement, Cool Stuff, Depression, Psychology, Science, Cool Stuff, The Brain, Self-Improvement, Happiness, Love, Humanity, Anxiety, Emotions, Identity, Mental Health, Parenting, Marriage, Self-Improvement, Cool Stuff, Depression, Psychology, Science, Cool Stuff, The Brain, Self-Improvement, Happiness, Love, Humanity, Anxiety, Emotions, Identity, Mental Health, Parenting, Marriage, Self-Improvement, Cool Stuff, Depression, Psychology, Science, Cool Stuff, The Brain, Self-Improvement, Happiness, Love, Humanity, Anxiety, Emotions, Identity, Mental Health, Parenting, Marriage, Self-Improvement, Cool Stuff, Depression, Psychology, Science, Cool Stuff, The Brain, Self-Improvement, Happiness, Love, Humanity, Anxiety, Emotions, Identity, Mental Health, Parenting, Marriage, Self-Improvement, Cool Stuff, Depression, Psychology, Science, Cool Stuff, The Brain, Self-Improvement, Happiness, Love, Humanity, Anxiety, Emotions, Identity, Mental Health, Parenting, Marriage, Self-Improvement, Cool Stuff, Depression, Psychology, Science, Cool Stuff, The Brain, Self-Improvement, Happiness, Love, Humanity, Anxiety, Emotions, Identity, Mental Health, Parenting, Marriage, Self-Improvement, Cool Stuff, Depression, Psychology, Science, Cool Stuff, The Brain, Self-Improvement, Happiness, Love, Humanity, Anxiety, Emotions, Identity, Mental Health, Parenting, Marriage, Self-Improvement, Cool Stuff, Depression, Psychology, Science, Cool Stuff, The Brain, Self-Improvement, Happiness, Love, Humanity, Anxiety, Emotions, Identity, Mental Health, Parenting, Marriage, Self-Improvement, Cool Stuff, Depression, Psychology, Science, Cool Stuff, The Brain, Self-Improvement, Happiness, Love, Humanity, Anxiety, Emotions, Identity, Mental Health, Parenting, Marriage, Self-Improvement, Cool Stuff, Depression, Psychology, Science, Cool Stuff, The Brain, Self-Improvement, Happiness, Love, Humanity, Anxiety, Emotions, Identity, Mental Health, Parenting, Marriage, Self-Improvement, Cool Stuff, Depression, Psychology, Science, Cool Stuff, The Brain, Self-Improvement, Happiness, Love, Humanity, Anxiety, Emotions, Identity, Mental Health, Parenting, Marriage, Self-Improvement, Cool Stuff, Depression, Psychology, Science, Cool Stuff, The Brain, Self-Improvement, Happiness, Love, Humanity, Anxiety, Emotions, Identity, Mental Health, Parenting, Marriage, Self-Improvement, Cool Stuff, Depression, Psychology, Science, Cool Stuff, The Brain, Self-Improvement, Happiness, Love, Humanity, Anxiety, Emotions, Identity, Mental Health, Parenting, Marriage, Self-Improvement, Cool Stuff, Depression, Psychology, Science, Cool Stuff, The Brain, Self-Improvement, Happiness, Love, Humanity, Anxiety, Emotions, Identity, Mental Health, Parenting, Marriage, Self-Improvement, Cool Stuff, Depression, Psychology, Science, Cool Stuff, The Brain, Self-Improvement, Happiness, Love, Humanity, Anxiety, Emotions, Identity, Mental Health, Parenting, Marriage, Self-Improvement, Cool Stuff, Depression, Psychology, Science, Cool Stuff, The Brain, Self-Improvement, Happiness, Love, Humanity, Anxiety, Emotions, Identity, Mental Health, Parenting, Marriage, Self-Improvement, Cool Stuff, Depression, Psychology, Science, Cool Stuff, The Brain, Self-Improvement, Happiness, Love, Humanity, Anxiety, Emotions, Identity, Mental Health, Parenting, Marriage, Self-Improvement, Cool Stuff, Depression, Psychology, Science, Cool Stuff, The Brain, Self-Improvement, Happiness, Love, Humanity, Anxiety, Emotions, Identity, Mental Health, Parenting, Marriage, Self-Improvement, Cool Stuff, Depression, Psychology, Science, Cool Stuff, The Brain, Self-Improvement, Happiness, Love, Humanity, Anxiety, Emotions, Identity, Mental Health, Parenting, Marriage, Self-Improvement, Cool Stuff, Depression, Psychology, Science, Cool Stuff, The Brain, Self-Improvement, Happiness, Love, Humanity, Anxiety, Emotions, Identity, Mental Health, Parenting, Marriage, Self-Improvement, Cool Stuff, Depression, Psychology, Science, Cool Stuff, The Brain, Self-Improvement, Happiness, Love, Humanity, Anxiety, Emotions, Identity, Mental Health, Parenting, Marriage, Self-Improvement, Cool Stuff, Depression, Psychology, Science, Cool Stuff, The Brain, Self-Improvement, Happiness, Love, Humanity, Anxiety, Emotions, Identity, Mental Health, Parenting, Marriage, Self-Improvement, Cool Stuff, Depression, Psychology, Science, Cool Stuff, The Brain, Self-Improvement, Happiness, Love, Humanity, Anxiety, Emotions, Identity, Mental Health, Parenting, Marriage, Self-Improvement, Cool Stuff, Depression, Psychology, Science, Cool Stuff, The Brain, Self-Improvement, Happiness, Love, Humanity, Anxiety, Emotions, Identity, Mental Health, Parenting, Marriage, Self-Improvement, Cool Stuff, Depression, Psychology, Science, Cool Stuff, The Brain, Self-Improvement, Happiness, Love, Humanity, Anxiety, Emotions, Identity, Mental Health, Parenting, Marriage, Self-Improvement, Cool Stuff, Depression, Psychology, Science, Cool Stuff, The Brain, Self-Improvement, Happiness, Love, Humanity, Anxiety, Emotions, Identity, Mental Health, Parenting, Marriage, Self-Improvement, Cool Stuff, Depression, Psychology, Science, Cool Stuff, The Brain, Self-Improvement, Happiness, Love, Humanity, Anxiety, Emotions, Identity, Mental Health, Parenting, Marriage, Self-Improvement, Cool Stuff, Depression, Psychology, Science, Cool Stuff, The Brain, Self-Improvement, Happiness, Love, Humanity, Anxiety, Emotions, Identity, Mental Health, Parenting, Marriage, Self-Improvement, Cool Stuff, Depression, Psychology, Science, Cool Stuff, The Brain, Self-Improvement, Happiness, Love, Humanity, Anxiety, Emotions, Identity, Mental Health, Parenting, Marriage, Self-Improvement, Cool Stuff, Depression, Psychology, Science, Cool Stuff, The Brain, Self-Improvement, Happiness, Love, Humanity, Anxiety, Emotions, Identity, Mental Health, Parenting, Marriage, Self-Improvement, Cool Stuff, Depression, Psychology, Science, Cool Stuff, The Brain, Self-Improvement, Happiness, Love, Humanity, Anxiety, Emotions, Identity, Mental Health, Parenting, Marriage, Self-Improvement, Cool Stuff, Depression, Psychology, Science, Cool Stuff, The Brain, Self-Improvement, Happiness, Love, Humanity, Anxiety, Emotions, Identity, Mental Health, Parenting, Marriage, Self-Improvement, Cool Stuff, Depression, Psychology, Science, Cool Stuff, The Brain, Self-Improvement, Happiness, Love, Humanity, Anxiety, Emotions, Identity, Mental Health, Parenting, Marriage, Self-Improvement, Cool Stuff, Depression, Psychology, Science, Cool Stuff, The Brain, Self-Improvement, Happiness, Love, Humanity, Anxiety, Emotions, Identity, Mental Health, Parenting, Marriage, Self-Improvement, Cool Stuff, Depression, Psychology, Science, Cool Stuff, The Brain, Self-Improvement, Happiness, Love, Humanity, Anxiety, Emotions, Identity, Mental Health, Parenting, Marriage, Self-Improvement, Cool Stuff, Depression,

    Share your comments below. Please read our commenting guidelines before posting. If you have a concern about a comment, report it here.

    You might also like...

    Community//

    12 Marriage Issues That Even The Happiest Couples Can Encounter

    by Jenny
    Laflor/ Getty Images
    Divorce and Co-parenting//

    How Marital Mediation Can Help You Communicate Better

    by Jennifer Warren Medwin
    The Washington Post / Contributor / Getty Images
    Well-Being//

    Public Figures Go to Couples Therapy, Too

    by The Gottman Institute

    Sign up for the Thrive Global newsletter

    Will be used in accordance with our privacy policy.

    Thrive Global
    People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.

    - MARCUS AURELIUS

    We use cookies on our site to give you the best experience possible. By continuing to browse the site, you agree to this use. For more information on how we use cookies, see our Privacy Policy.