Ever since the birth of her child, the physical intimacy towards her husband took a nosedive, and she feared whether they are heading towards a listless marriage. While it bolsters the bond between husband and wife, physical intimacy often takes a backseat owing to the stress and novel responsibilities associated with parenthood. Most women find it tough to manage work, home and family without ample support from their partners, ergo parenting also serves as a litmus test on how functional any relationship is.
As a young girl, she used to secretly calculate relationship compatibility with her crushes using the ‘flames’ game — the ultimate relationship quotient calculator almost all adolescent kids swear by. Fast forward several years, she managed to survive the four-year-itch and seven-year-itch with her man, successfully overcoming several relationship roadblocks en route.
How do you know when it’s the right time to take a relationship that’s in its early stages to the next level? Asking the right questions could be the key to embarking on a more serious and meaningful relationship, according to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Exeter. The team spoke to 10 divorce lawyers and mediators and two judges in order to determine the main reasons why relationships may be likely to fail, before interviewing a cohort of couples.