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Everything we attain in life has its own unique value, which we realise only when we go through testing times. Same is the case with love and relationship. In the words of the American actress Joan Crawford, “Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell.” So, when we are in a relationship with a person we are in love with, our feelings or situations are never constant. We go through different phases—both good and bad and people who manage to overcome all are more likely to stay together longer. So, let’s read about the stages, which will make any relationship stronger when the people involved overcome these with their love and trust.

02/8​The first major fight

When we say the first major fight, we don’t mean a lover’s tiff over a forgotten date or a missed call. We are talking about the first fight that will shake the couple’s trust and love. Fortunately, most couples overcome this without much damage.

03/8When everything turns into a routine

After the excitement of the initial months of being in love is over, everything will look like routine work—buying groceries, remembering important dates, planning a surprise, etc. This is when boredom sets in. A lot of couples, according to relationship experts, go through a difficult time when they get bored and this is when they look for excitement outside the relationship.

04/8​Financial problems

Whether people agree to it or not, money plays a big role in our life including love. A couple who stays together during sticky financial situations is likely to be together for a longer time. Lack of money also tests a couples’ compatibility and love, and those who manage to pass this test can look forward to a happy future.

05/8Disagreement with in-laws or family members of the partner

For Indian married couples, this is a major setback. Interference from in-laws are sometimes unavoidable and couples are bound to have disagreements when their respective family members poke their nose in their life. This situation not only tests a person’s patience but also how he or she deals with this speaks volume about handling other issues down the line.

06/8​Betrayal of trust

Nothing hurts more than a partner or spouse betraying trust. Now, there might be different kinds or degrees of betrayal such as infidelity, lying about money or keeping secrets. None emerges unscathed from such a situation but those who manage to sort this mess out, are definitely meant for a lifetime.

07/8​Loss of interest in sex

Sorry to break the news in case, you aren’t already aware of it—sex life of a couple doesn’t always remain the same throughout ages. There will be ups and downs and at times sex life might be almost non-existent, thanks to responsibilities and work pressure. But those who sail through this phase and rely on love in place of lust, are sure to lead a happy life.

08/8How you manage to overcome

But merely overcoming an unpleasant situation in your love life doesn’t guarantee a happy future. People also need to learn to forgive and forget. And how they manage to get over any controversial issues with their dignity and grace intact is also important in the long run.

(All images used here are representational)

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