Common Sources of Marital Conflict

Marriage can be a lot of work for both spouses, and conflicts will occasionally arise between even the most dedicated of partners.  When disagreements arise, they can cause strain, either with regards to the topic of difference or with the process of arguing itself. While every marriage has its unique sources of conflict, there are also common issues of disagreement between spouses. Fortunately though, couples who disagree over these common or even less common issues can potentially work through these disagreements and restore the love and intimacy in their marriage with the help of a marriage counselor.

Common Conflict Issues

With all of the work and sacrifice that a marriage requires, certain disagreements are bound to arise now and then. For instance, some common sources of disagreement between spouses that tend to give rise to problems in a marriage include:

  • Different cultural beliefs or upbringings
  • Disagreements about having and raising children
  • Extramarital affairs
  • Disagreements about money management
  • Differing styles of communication

All of these issues can create conflict in a marriage.  When this conflict is not resolved, resentment can arise. Sadly, many couples find themselves resenting their spouse, when counseling might have helped them work through their issues.

Contact Kathleen

If you and your spouse are facing marital difficulties resolving conflicts, then marriage counseling may be extremely helpful. Contact experienced marriage counselor Kathleen Snyder today at 512-659-8600 to talk about the various conflicts you are facing and to schedule an appointment.