Lack of communication You are not alone if you are struggling with communication. Good communication is a learned skill.
An overactive inner critic You have an inner critic, and it will never go away. However, you can learn to befriend this part of you. What are the stories you tell yourself over and over?
Abandonment issues It's possible that some of you struggle with abandonment problems, which typically start in childhood.
Dishonesty and lying Any healthy relationship requires honesty. You must trust each other and be confident to work through any issue.
Emotional withdrawal Your emotions are an essential part of you. Your emotions reveal wherever you are on the continuum from healthy to repressed.
Intolerance or excessive rigidity You have developed a way to keep yourself safe. You may get so rigid in certain beliefs, making connecting with your partner difficult.
Rudeness or bad manners Manners are important. The more you show compassion, love and care for each other, the better you can work together
An unwillingness to share chores You must figure out how to share the chores and responsibilities in any relationship.
Over-dependence You might be a person who is overly dependent on your partner. No one person can meet all of your needs.
Any healthy couple needs friends outside of their relationship. Some of them will be people you do things together as a couple, and some of them are people you have an individual relationship with.