Marriage is not a bed of roses as most of us will no doubt have already come to realise. And while every couple goes through trying times and difficult periods, there are certain milestones that can make or break you as a couple.
Having a baby
Becoming a parent is a big deal and when your life suddenly becomes all about baby it can put pressure on your relationship. And while many marriages thrive at this time, some can feel the strain.
Dealing with infertility
Dealing with infertility can affect each of you differently, especially if one of you is more keen to get pregnant that the other. Make sure you talk to each other and are open and honest with your feelings.
Coping with an illness
A serious illness can bring you closer together as you realise you can rely on each other, but it can also pull you apart as you deal if you deal with the diagnoses differently.
Losing a job
Losing a job is difficult on the person who is now unemployed and it can cause them to feel resentment and anger towards the partner with a job. Talk about how you feel and be aware that no one is to blame for these things, sometimes they just happen.