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These challenges tend to expand or become accentuated in long-term relationships. This is where the meaning of the relationship will take on more importance from the early “honeymoon” period where we were just getting to know our partner. It is often easier to walk away in the beginning when we have less “skin in the game” because of the time factor and importance of the other  (time invested in getting to know the other is less significant).  In long-term commitments this generally means there is more to lose when things do not seem to be working or when there is tension and unresolved issues. That is why so many couples have communication and intimacy issues as the years roll by that did not occur in the beginning.


Here are the top 3 issues according to the survey results of the 98%:


  • Most everyone wants to have more fun with his or her partner. This is often complicated by the number two challenge (below), especially for entrepreneurs or highly motivated business professionals. About a month ago I wrote an article on this topic. If you didn’t get a chance to read it check it out here.

  • Balancing work with family (partner) time challenges

  • There was a 3-way tie for third place – Unsupportive partner about your business endeavors.   You would like your partner to understand you better.   Your core values are not the same or your disagree on major issues.


Stay week we’ll share the next three challenges and focus on balancing work with family (partner) time.

P.S.  If you would like more support in applying these principles, give us a call.  In between our speaking and coaching engagements, we carve out a few individualized sessions each month. Schedule your appointment here.




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