Couples can be in deep emotional pain when they are in a relationship that goes sour and the children may suffer as a result. Relationships can be complicated by a variety of situations such as a new baby, children from a previous marriage, a new job, mental or physical disability as well as intense stress.
It is normal to change how you relate to each other over time. Usually, relationships start off with such high expectations it is hard to imagine that the bliss won"t last. Over time, anger, resentment, and irritation can replace the friendship with hostility and negativity. Instead of a loving relationship, it has more miscommunication, fights, disagreements, partner shutdowns, and even loneliness. After a while, you feel disconnected and confused about how to reconnect with your partner."