Nitpicking. Fault-finding. Hypercriticism. Regardless of which term you use, the effects are the same: constantly looking for, finding, and pointing out faults in your partner can easily lead to tension, [...]
Gary writes: My wife and I have been fighting a lot lately. She went to the doctor recently and was told she had some issues with hormones, so whenever we get into a fight she says, “It's just the hormones." I want to support her but am having a hard time dealing with the constant arguments.
Dating is annoying at times and can trigger our insecurities making it an extremely emotional process. It’s taxing to wait for the person to call or text us to let us know that they want to see us again, and that we passed their test so far. We become anxious, wondering if we will ever meet that special someone to share life with?
You may be one of those lucky people with golden in-laws that appreciate you and kindly stay out of your private business. They don't pressure you to do anything that goes against your own morals or house rules and they never ask you to do anything that would hurt your family relationships in any way.
You have walked down the aisle and with tears of happiness said your vows “For better or for worse; for richer or for poorer; in sickness and in health; to love and to cherish; till death do us part." The two of you rush to the wedding get away car and head off to the honeymoon. Once back from an amazing time, the two of you are settling into what you think is real marriage. You float around the house in bliss thinking that this will last forever.