The dynamics of a relationship are pretty much the same today as they were several years back. Although times have changed and people now do things differently, like in terms of dating, the stuff that makes a relationship work have remained constant. 

So when a relationship bites the dust, whether it is yours or that of a family member, a friend or a high profile celebrity couple,  we all feel a sense of regret. Because whether or not the relationship was a healthy, loving one, there were 2 people who had invested a lot into it, physically, emotionally and even financially.  

So what makes a relationship end? Although each case is as unique as the two people in it, let’s look at some of the most common causes in 2019 :

  1. Lack of trust
  2. Communication problem
  3. Boredom
  4. Different priorities
  5. Being disloyal
  6. Lack of effort and time
  7. High expectations
  8. Outgrowing each other
  9. Different values
  10. 10 No chemistry

Some of these issues can easily be worked out, as long as you both do your share in trying to make the relationship work. While some of the causes are simply irreconcilable differences. So before you even get into a relationship, make sure to get to know the other person very well first. 

Here are a few tips on how to make a relationship WORK :

  1. Argue in a healthy, constructive way.
  2. Always see the best in each other
  3. Be each other’s #1 fan
  4. Have strong friendships outside your relationship
  5. Spend an extra 6 hours more together each week
  6. Talk more often
  7. Laugh more
  8. For married couples, have sex more
  9. Never go to bed mad at each other
  10. Do new things together more often