Make no mistake - relationships are complex!
Relationships can be the source of great happiness or alternatively the cause of immense misery. The dynamics between any two individuals are constantly changing and evolving over the course of the relationship.
Often, what initially excited us or drew us to our partners can be the very thing that years later infuriates or annoys us.
Within the normal realms of any relationship, it's typical to experience highs and lows, peaks and troughs. Passion can also ebb and flow as the relationship moves from the initial stages of excitement and attraction into a more familiar and comfortable coupling.
Defined roles within relationships can also alter dramatically with the birth of children, ongoing illness, financial pressures, cultural and environmental issues.
When some of the defined parameters in an established relationship start to shift from within, previously shared values can be altered creating conflict where harmony once resided.
When certain maladaptive behaviours start to creep into a relationship, we start to see or experience what is known as Dysfunction.