It can be easy to let other life issues creep up and take a prominent place in your life once the honeymoon phase of your relationship is over. Issues related to parents, children, work, or other outside influences can take over the priority that your marriage or dating relationship once had in your life. Any romantic relationship takes hard work and dedication from both parties to make it a success. Many times relationships end simply because neither party bothered to care for and cultivate it. Good relationships stay that way because BOTH people involved make a conscious effort to keep their partner feeling happy and loved.
Difficult times might present bumps in your road of life, but they dont have to mean the end of the road if you dont want them to. If you truly love your partner and are dedicated to being with them for the long haul then you will want to do whatever you can to work through your current issues. A couples or marriage counselor can help get you through difficult times in your relationship. With a counselor to guide you, you and your partner will be better able to express your thoughts, feelings, and concerns in a safe environment. A counseling situation can allow you to work through the issues that you and your partner are having without accidentally hurting the other person. Misunderstandings of all sorts can be worked through when there is room in the relationship for health and healing to begin.
However the key is for both people to be in favor of working through your issues. If only one person is dedicated to working out the problems in the relationship then the relationship stands little chance of surviving a rough patch. The good news is that couples that choose to work through difficult periods in their relationship usually come through such times with a stronger bond than they did going into it.