Nine Reasons Why Relationships Fail and What You Can do About it

It is no secret that millennials are getting married later than their parents. The median age for marriage in the US is now around 27 to 30 for men and women, up from 23 and 26 in 1990. There are several reasons for this trend, including increased opportunities for women, increased student loan debt, and a focus on career goals.

Despite these trends, most millennials still want to get married one day. About 83% of millennials say they want to get married. And while the average cost of a wedding has risen to over $33,000, most millennials are still willing to spend what it takes to have the wedding of their dreams.

Sadly, it isn’t easy to achieve this goal. For example, you might have experienced relationships with someone you planned to marry, but eventually, it failed.

Many factors can contribute to failed relationships. In this article, we will discuss why relationships fail and what you can do about it.

Lack of communication

One of the most important aspects of any relationship is communication. If you and your partner are not communicating effectively, it can lead to misunderstandings, resentment, and eventually a breakdown in the relationship.

Lack of trust

Trust is another essential ingredient in a successful relationship. If there is no trust, it can be challenging to feel secure and safe in the relationship, leading to problems.

Different goals and aspirations

You and your partner must have compatible goals and aspirations. If you want different things from the relationship, it can be challenging to find common ground and make the relationship work.

Lack of intimacy

Intimacy is an integral part of any relationship. If you and your partner cannot connect physically and emotionally, it can be challenging to maintain a strong connection.

Poor conflict resolution skills

All couples have disagreements, but how you handle these disagreements can make or break the relationship. If you and your partner cannot healthily resolve conflicts, it can lead to further problems.


Cheating is the most common reason why marriages and relationships fail. It’s estimated that about 40% of marriages have experienced infidelity. However, this number is considered conservative as there is a possible chance that those who have experienced infidelity in their relationship are unlikely to share it.

This is a serious concern and should be taken seriously if you are in a relationship. The best way to handle it is not to resort to paranoid tactics such as snooping through your partner’s phone or emails but to have an open and honest discussion about what happened and why. If your partner is unwilling to do this, it might be time to end the relationship.

Not asking for help

Couples can develop stubbornness together. They think that they have the best relationship despite their toxicity upon one another. They can create a mentality that they can handle anything, even if they can’t.

Asking for help is one of the most important things you can do in a relationship. It shows that you are willing to work on the relationship and want it to be successful.

There are various ways you can ask for help. You can ask for help from friends or family members. You can also ask for help from professionals and seek relationship coaching for couples on the internet. By asking for help, you and your partner can work together on your relationship and make it stronger.

Falling out of love

Love is an essential part of any relationship. If you and your partner are not in love with each other, it can be difficult to maintain a strong connection.

There are various reasons why people fall out of love. It could be that the spark has gone out of the relationship or that you and your partner have grown apart over time. Whatever the reason, if you are not in love with your partner, it can be difficult to make the relationship work.

Making the decision to end the relationship

If you have tried everything and nothing seems to work, then it might be time to end the relationship. This is a difficult decision to make, but sometimes it is necessary.

It is important to remember that you are not alone. There are many people who have gone through the same thing. There are also many people who can help you through the process. You can talk to friends or family members. You can also talk to professionals, such as therapists or counselors. If you are feeling lost, there is definitely help out there for you.

In conclusion, relationships fail for many reasons. Lack of communication, trust, and different goals can all lead to problems. Cheating is also a common reason why marriages and relationships fail. If you are having difficulties in your relationship, ask for help from friends, family members, or professionals. By working together, you and your partner can make your relationship stronger.

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