Cause and Effect

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Lashonda Manuel
Instructor: Di Cori
12 October 2010

Cause and Effect

In a relationship, there is bound to be some friction between the partners. There are many different reasons for friction in a relationship. In order for a couple to overcome these problems, it will take some hard work and plenty of dedication on the couple’s behalf. Acting in a mature and calm manner might help to ease some of the friction between the two of them.

One of the biggest problems for couples today is “Adultery”. I read that it is the number one cause for divorce for married couples. Another reason for friction might be lack of communication. A lot of the times people don’t speak openly and honestly, and this causes barriers in their relationship. Another reason a relationship might fail is money problems. My motto is “No Money No Honey”, and I’m quite sure a lot of others feel the same. You need money to survive and being without money can cause a lot of hostility between them. These are just a few of the things that might cause friction in a relationship but the list goes on and on.

Relationship problems not only affect the couple, but every one around them. Children suffer the most, their whole lives can change. They have to be divided between the parents, change schools, and even their homes. Some even start to experience behavioral problems or emotional issues. Usually it’s best for the children if the parents try to work through their differences. Friends and family members are forced to choose sides. Even the pets suffer. They sometimes have to bet separated from there owners, given to family or friends and worst case scenario given up for adoption.

There are several different ways you can try to make a relationship work. Go out on dates: set aside special time for just the two of you to be alone. Try going to couples counseling or on couples retreat. That way you can have an outsider’s opinion on what the couple’s...
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