Couple in Distress

’’Things are falling apart between us. For six years, we have been a strong couple, and now we’ve come to a dead end. I love my husband, but I’m not happy with him anymore. We fight all the time, for small things, and the argument just deteriorate… I can’t see how I can go on like this. At the same time, I don’t want to destroy all we have built together… I need to talk about it, to see more clearly…”
Tania, 29 years old

Because love has its ups and downs

Living with another person or a family member is not always an easy ride. Sometimes, more or less severe conflicts arise.

Reviewing marital unions, the 2011 numbers of the ‘’Institut de la statistique du Québec’’ show a consistent trend since the late ‘80s: half (51,9%) of marriages end in divorce. And the divorce rate is at its highest after only three to five years of marriage.

Causes and issues are numerous:

  • money
  • divergent personalities
  • daily routine
  • disagreement about the children’s education
  • stress at work
  • jealousy
  • loss of libido
  • unfaithfulness
  • relationship with the in-laws
  • etc.

Crises in a couple indicate that changes and readjustments in relationship are necessary. Probably it should be: Crisis in a couple indicates that changes and readjustments in the relationship are necessary.

Regain control on your life

As for any other type of crisis in life, it’s always better to talk about it, and not hold it all inside. Calling Tel-Aide may help to take a step back in order to see things more clearly. Our anonymous and confidential listening service is offered 24 hours, 7 days a week.

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