When it comes to relationships, nothing seems more important or confusing than asking the right questions.
Relationships are among the most talked about topics in the world. In fact, it’s estimated that more than 2 billion people are in a relationship at any given time.
So, in this article, we will look at the most common, most searched, and most relevant questions about relationships in a world where social media has played a major role in our lives.
These relationship questions and answers are conveniently sorted into 4 major categories:
- General Questions – Broad topics
- Sexuality and Gender – Sexuality, sexual orientation, and gender
- Relationship-improving questions – How to improve or strengthen aspects of your relationship
- Sexual Health questions – How to improve sex, become better at sex, or resolve sexual issues
- Relationship issues and break-ups – What to do in a struggling relationship or even after a break-up
*Questions are sorted in no particular order for each category.
These questions cannot be answered in a few sentences, but we try to provide thought-provoking answers that can provide some clarity. Be sure to check back, because we will be adding new questions about relationships over time.
General Relationship Questions
There are hundreds, if not thousands, of questions we have that relate to love and relationships. Some revolve around rather broad and varying topics, so we decided to give them a category of their own.
1. What is a polyamorous relationship?
A polyamorous relationship is one in which more than two people are consensually non-monogamous.
Polyamory is a subsection within the LGBTQ community. But even though the term is new, the act itself is old as time, and it isn’t particularly uncommon. Individuals who participate in having multiple sexual partners exist throughout history and across cultures.
2. What is an open relationship?
Questions about relationships like these are quite common. If you’ve ever been in a long-term committed relationship, you’ve likely heard the term “open relationship”.
In an open relationship, a couple is non-monogamous and can date other people as well. Both partners can date other people, or there can be a consensual agreement where one partner maintains only the committed relationship while the other has an open relationship.
This is different from poly relationships because polyamory refers to situations where everyone involved is in the same relationship, but in an open relationship, you date people outside of your relationship.
3. How do I build trust in a relationship?
One of the most important elements of building a relationship is developing trust.
Trust is a two-way street—if you want to develop trust with someone, you must earn it. But it’s a lot easier if you can show the other person that you’re trustworthy. How do you do that? Tell the truth and keep your word.
4. Dating a colleague – yes or no…?
The short answer – anything is possible. The longer answer –it’s probably not the best idea.
You may think you can get away with dating your boss or a coworker, but it’s not advised. There’s nothing wrong with dating someone you work with, but it always comes with strings attached.
If you are certain that you can keep it professional in the workplace while your relationship takes its course outside of it – sure, go ahead!
5. What is gaslighting?
Gaslighting is a type of psychological manipulation that is used in abusive relationships. A gaslighter will control their victim by making false statements about their behavior or performance.
These statements are often contradictory or exaggerated, which makes the victim doubt themselves and question their memory. Often, these statements are made when the victim is not in control of their emotions or actions.
It is a bad and toxic thing to do to someone.
6. What is breadcrumbing?
If someone calls you out for breadcrumbing, they are saying you’re not being clear and are basically “leading” someone on.
Examples of bread-crumbing in a relationship could be sending them sporadic messages and/or commenting on social media posts in such a way that continues to paint interest that may not be there. It is non-committal and vague.
7. Are relationships supposed to be hard and stressful?
On the contrary, they are built on a solid foundation of trust, and the rest is up to you.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions about your relationships. Stay open and honest. It's not about being a good listener (we all suck at that sometimes). It's about being a good communicator.
Of course, keep expectations reasonable because there will be arguments, ups and downs, and hurdles, but overall, your relationship should not be stressful.
Read this article if you have doubts about your relationship.
8. How do relationships affect mental health?
Depends on the relationship.
The bad news is that, sometimes, life can create a domino effect of challenges and stress that can disrupt a person's connection to others, especially their significant other. When negative emotions overflow into the partner, it causes harm to the relationship and your mental health.
Toxic relationships are a whole separate beast – they damage your mental health and should be addressed or avoided. You can find more relationship questions and answers revolving around toxic behaviors here.
But, the good news is, supportive and healthy relationships can be fostered, despite past relationship traumas. Studies show that a supportive and healthy relationship does have a positive effect on the mental health of individuals.
9. How do I make long-distance relationships work?
Long-distance relationships are not easy. However, if you’re willing to put in the time and energy, your relationship can go the distance.
First, set healthy boundaries. You both have to be on the same page on important topics and decisions regarding your relationship. Then, you have to commit to being present in both personas’ lives. If you can manage this, your relationship will likely stay strong in the long run.
Don’t forget the most important part: stay connected – chat often, make video calls, and send each other gifts as a reminder of your love.
10. Are long-distance relationships worth it?
Long-distance relationships are tough! There’s no denying it.
When you’re apart, there may be the usual temptations associated with a long-distance relationship. Although modern technology allows for immediate communication, physical intimacy has to wait.
There’s no touching and no sex for some time. And this is just the tip of the iceberg. There are more risks to a long-distance relationship than most people realize.
So, before going into a long-distance relationship, make sure you lay all questions about the relationship on the table. You both should be on board with set boundaries and expectations.
If you know in your heart that this relationship is worth it, then of course do it! With the right match, you will make it through!
11. Why do other couples look so happy?
You can't just force happiness. Sure, there's a lot of evidence suggesting that being in a relationship will make you happy, but you have to want it first.
"What makes a couple happy is their commitment to each other, not the relationship itself," says Dr. John Gottman, author of The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work.
The other thing is that we often see fake happiness on social media, but don’t let it fool you. Everyone has their own happiness, and no relationship is perfect.
So, in short, a relationship by itself won’t make you happy. Rather, it will reinforce your own happiness.
12. How do I know if a relationship is right for me?
You don’t. It comes naturally over time. It is a feeling that cannot be defined.
Just ask yourself: How do I feel about this person and this relationship as a whole? Does this person make me feel safe? Do they check off the non-negotiable traits I am looking for? Is it easy to talk to them?
If yes, it still does not guarantee it is the right relationship, but it is a great start.
13. How do I know if he/she is the one?
Similar to the previous question – you don’t. But there are things to consider.
The first thing to look at is whether you have the same values and beliefs. Then, make sure there's a strong mutual connection, a feeling of compatibility, and chemistry.
You’ll also want to look at whether you’re both happy with where you are. And lastly, consider how the relationship would be for your future.
If everything fits into the right places, the chances are, he/she is the one!
14. How do I know if he/she loves me?
This question might sound similar to the last two questions, but this is quite the opposite. Here the question is: How do I know what the other person feels?
As we cannot read minds (and for good reason), it is not so easy to answer, but you can look at the signs that are usually there when a person loves someone.
Does this person express kindness, free up time specifically for you, talk about your mutual future plans, and want to see you happy? If yes, then it’s likely he/she loves you.
15. When should I tell him/her “I love you”?
One of the simplest yet hardest things to do in a relationship is say “I love you” for the first time.
You may know that you love someone, but you’re not sure if that person feels the same. And, let’s be honest, saying it too early can damage a relationship.
So what do you do? Generally speaking, say those magical words when it feels like you’re both ready to say them. And, when you do, it will feel amazing to hear them back!
Sexuality and Gender
Just a few decades ago there were 2 genders and one sexual orientation. This was considered a fact, and thinking otherwise would have been taboo.
The reality is that there are quite a few more than 2 genders and 1 sexual orientation. And chances are, if you are reading this, you identify as a man or a woman but have relationship questions and answers that are similar to those in the LGBT community.
As these definitions are quite new, it can get very confusing. This topic deserves a much broader article, but we will try to explain some of them at least in very basic terms.
1. How many genders are there?
Biologically, there are 3 genders – male, female and intersex (those whose organs and/or hormones do not fit into one category or the other).
Identity-wise, there are a lot more, and here the experts do not agree on one number. Some say there are 12 genders, but some go up to more than 70.
Unfortunately, this article is not so broad to cover all 70+ genders, but we will try to cover the most common ones.
2. How many sexual orientations are there?
Traditionally, there are 3 sexual orientations: heterosexual (attraction to the opposite sex), homosexual (same-sex attraction), and bisexual (attraction to both men and women).
Although covering the vast majority of the population, the traditional definitions do not cover other important sexual orientations.
Again, as it is with sexual genders, also is no one definitive number of sexual orientations that the experts agree on. Some say there are about 10 orientations, but some go all the way up to almost 50.
We will try to explain some of them below.
3. What is Cisgender (gender)?
A cisgender person is a person who identifies with the gender that was given to him/her at birth (i.e. their biological gender).
Basically, if you never questioned your gender and you’ve always identified as a man or woman, chances are you are cisgender.
4. What is Transgender / Transperson (gender)?
Transgender is the opposite of cisgender. A transperson is someone who identifies as the opposite sex to his/her biological sex.
In simpler terms, if you were born a boy but you feel like you should be a woman, most likely you are transgender.
A transgender person can just identify with the other gender, but he/she can also undergo medical procedures to physiologically change their gender.
5. What is an Agender person (gender)?
This person does not identify as one gender, or they identify as having no gender at all.
6. What is a Genderfluid person (gender)?
This is a person whose gender identity is not fixed, and they change their gender identity based on certain conditions (internal or external).
7. What is a Non-binary person (gender)?
This is a person who identifies as neither man nor woman.
8. What is a Bigender person (gender)?
This person identifies having two genders at the same time.
9. What is an Omnigender person (gender)?
This is a person who identifies with more than one gender at once (even all of them).
10. What is LGBTQIA+?
This term stands for stand for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, intersex, and asexual.
It includes many forms of genders and sexualities that do not fall under the “traditional” genders/orientations.
11. What is a Heterosexual / Straight person (sexual orientation)?
Straight or heterosexual is the most common sexuality – this person feels sexual attraction towards the opposite gender (i.e. a man desires a women).
12. What is a Homosexual person (sexual orientation)?
A homosexual person feels sexual attraction towards the same gender (i.e. a woman desires a women).
13. What is a Bisexual person (sexual orientation)?
This is a person who feels sexual attraction towards more than one gender (most commonly to both men and women).
14. What is a Pansexual person (sexual orientation)?
This person feels sexual attraction for other people, regardless of their gender or sexual orientation.
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Relationships are beautiful on their own, but as with all great things, they require effort to make them work.
Find out the most popular relationship questions and answers that can help you improve various aspects of your love life.
1. What does a healthy relationship look like?
You feel safe, loved, appreciated, and want to give these things in return. The person you are with respects you for who you are and what you’re capable of. They communicate and answer your questions about the relationship. They support your dreams, challenge you, and make you feel good about yourself.
And it doesn’t matter if they don’t always show it—it’s there.
We all desire to feel important to others, but a healthy relationship is one with a truly uplifting person who helps yourself become a better person.
2. How do I become a better listener?
Listening is one of the most vital parts of a healthy relationship, so listen up:
- Make sure you’re listening attentively.
- Listen with the intent to understand, not just respond.
Are you engaging with what they say? Everyone has plenty of distractions throughout the day, so to be a good listener is to put down the phone, the book, the crossword puzzle, or whatever it may be, to pay attention to what your partner is saying. Don’t forget to ask valid, meaningful questions that turn it into a conversation.
This is one of the most asked questions about relationships. If you wish to learn more, check out our article about how to become a better listener here.
3. What can I do to strengthen my relationship?
This is one of the most common relationship questions and answers on forums and websites, and one that can be quite tricky to answer.
There are many factors to consider, and most are subjective to your relationship.
Start by being open and honest with yourself. Ask yourself what matters most to you in a relationship and what aspects need work, then take steps to improve them.
One of the more important things in a relationship is intimacy, and you can learn more about it here.
4. How do I become a better partner?
The perfect partner is different for everyone, and even once you’ve figured out what you want, it continues to change over time.
The key is to communicate with each other. Be willing to understand what makes the other person happy and balance it by staying true to yourself.
Putting effort into what your partner wants is good, but changing your entire personality can be harmful.
If you can have these conversations regularly and feel comfortable asking questions about your relationship, then you can learn from your partner and ultimately become a better one yourself.
Once you learn how to have productive conversations, you can use the skill to benefit relationships in other areas of your life.
5. How do I make my partner happy?
Every relationship and person is different, so think hard about the unique things that make your partner happy. They will appreciate you putting personalized effort into the relationship.
At the end of the day, it’s the small things that make us the happiest. It’s about compliments, appreciation, morning breakfast together, the quick kiss before you leave for work, evening walks, conversations between you, and so on.
Asking relationship questions and getting answers does nothing without thoughtful action. Even occasionally surprising your partner with something they enjoy is a tried-and-true recipe bringing a smile to their face.
6. How do I know what my partner likes to do?
This comes down to good communication, attentiveness, and good listening skills.
There is nothing wrong with asking your partner directly about what they like and what they enjoy doing. But, if the direct approach is not your style, then observe how they spend their free time. Observe what activities or things bring them joy to talk about or do.
And importantly – have an open mind! Sometimes we don’t particularly understand some of the things our significant other enjoys, but it does not mean it is wrong or you are incompatible.
7. Should I go on regular dates with my partner?
Yes, as this will keep things fresh and exciting! Regular dates are a great way to strengthen a relationship and keep the romantic connection burning.
A drive to see the sunset, a walk in the park, or even just taking a mid-day coffee break at the local coffee shop can be enough.
Of course relationships can exist without a weekly date night, but it is a great way to keep things fresh and exciting between the two of you.
Just remember to be present with one another! Have more questions about relationships and date night? Learn why regular date nights are couple goals.
8. How does traveling together improve relationships?
A recent study by University College London (UCL) researchers found that couples who travel together report being happier and more satisfied with their relationship than those who don't.
Spending quality time together while traveling is known to be a strong predictor of a couple's happiness in later life.
It’s an opportunity to focus on the fact that you’re both together in a different place. This can create new opportunities to connect, ask those burning questions about the relationship, and learn new things about each other.
9. How can meaningful conversations improve my relationship?
Good communication is the basis of a healthy relationship. It is how you learn more about each other, build emotional intimacy, answer questions about relationship goals, and open up to your partner. It also requires practice.
Deep conversations are meaningful when you’re truly listening to your partner.
You don't just talk; you ask questions, and you listen. You put effort into understanding the other person's perspective to show them you care.
10. When are arguments good for our relationship?
It is common for couples to have disagreements; they are inevitable. Arguments are not fun, but not all of them have to be awful.
It is how you communicate and what you do afterwards that matters.
When arguing, we usually express our suppressed concerns about a plethora of relationship questions and answers, so if both of you can listen attentively and communicate your feelings respectfully, then an argument can actually benefit the relationship.
Learn more about constructive arguments.
11. Should I spend more quality time with my partner?
“Quality time” means something different for each couple, but there is no doubt that you should find out what both of you enjoy and do it together more often.
Questions like these about relationships can hint on a deeper issue. Spending quality time together should be one of the reasons why you are with this person. If you do not wish to do that, ask yourself: “Why am I in this relationship?”
12. Is spending some time apart from my partner a good thing?
Yes and no! Everyone needs some time alone, but when it comes to spending significant time apart (days, weeks, months), it truly depends on your relationship.
Some people can manage long periods of time away from their partner because it helps them to think, creates independence, and in long-distance relationships, there’s no other choice. Other couples feel sad even when spending one day apart.
The answers to your relationship questions about quality time lie in your partner. Don’t be afraid to communicate what you’re feeling, good or bad.
13. How do we bring the spark back into our relationship?
It requires remembering the things that made your relationship great.
Have fun together and enjoy each other's company as much as you used to. Make a date to do something nice for your partner. Do something special.
Make love to each other like you used to. Ask naughty questions about your relationship, or add some toys and accessories to your repertoire. There are a million things you could do! Have a look at some of our picks for couple goals.
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Sexual Health Questions
Sex: If it is great, then it is a magical thing! It brings pleasure, desire, and affection to your relationship.
Below are the top relationship questions and answers regarding sexual health and R-rated areas where you may need improvement.
1. How to do I talk about sex with my spouse?
Firstly, it’s important to note that sex is something you should feel comfortable talking about with your partner, but it does not come naturally for everyone.
Questions about your sexual relationship are important. You should be able to lay out your sexual desires, wants, and yes, kinks. And, in order to do so, you both need to have an open mind.
Talk about it, show interest in them, and have fun experimenting together. This will give your relationship a boost. Sprinkle in the things that you love about each other while maintaining total honesty.
If you need some playful guidance, try Naughty Conversations, which is a conversation game particularly made for this reason – to talk about sex in a safe environment.
2. Sex on a first date? Is it OK?
As with many things, it depends. If you both want to, then do it! But if one of you is not ready yet, then hold onto the urge and wait a bit longer. If you are unsure about a person, don’t be afraid to get your questions about the relationship answered – clarity is satisfying.
Always be sure to keep it safe and consensual.
3. Sex before marriage? Should I agree to it?
Some people have sex before marriage, and it doesn't matter to them at all. Some want to wait until they get married to have sex. Both options are OK.
It depends on the people involved. If both of you consent to it, then go for it!
4. Will the relationship and sex get boring?
Those who say yes believe that long-term relationships and exciting sex cannot go hand in hand.
The opposite side of this argument is that you and your partner are constantly improving, growing together, and learning more about each other, which makes the sex better.
Don't rule out the possibility that a relationship could get stale if you neglect putting effort into it. But, if you work on it, then rediscovering each other is possible.
Start simple with our printables that range from naughty questions about relationships to kinky activities to play in the bedroom.
5. How do we spice up our sex life in the bedroom?
There are many, many things that you can do! Just keep it fresh. Try something new, or reintroduce some old excitement in new variations.
Try new positions, new sex toys, or new locations (even having sex in a different room in your house might do the trick). Wear sexy clothes, play out a naughty scenario, have fun, and be open to new sensations.
Focus on what feels good for both of you.
6. What do I do if I want sex more than my partner?
This is a tricky because having not enough sex or feeling like it’s forced can cause some issues and lead to questions about the relationship. If your sex drives are not balanced, it is important to communicate about it.
Have you expressed to your partner that you don’t feel like you have enough sex? Talking it out is the key to making sure you both stay satisfied. If talking doesn’t work, try introducing new things into the bedroom that excite both you and your partner.
But, if nothing works, then there may be an underlying problem that needs to be resolved.
7. What do I do if I want less sex than my partner?
Similar to not having enough sex, having too much of it can also pose a problem. Being comfortable enough to ask each other questions about your relationship is key to understanding how you can balance your sex drives.
Intimate relationship questions and productive answers lead to happiness. Find out what might be causing you to want less sex. Is it purely lack of sex drive or something else? Then, talk it out with your partner. See if you can resolve the issue, or at least come to an understanding on how to compromise.
If your partner wants sex when you are not particularly in the mood, introduce toys that focus on the pleasure of your partner. For example, invest in a vibrator for her and a pocket pussy for him.
You can still satisfy your partner with alternative methods, or at the very least allow permission for him/her to self pleasure.
Avoid judging, guilting, or criticizing your partner for wanting more sex.
8. Is it normal to lose sexual attraction to my partner?
Being in a relationship is an ongoing process with ups and downs, so it is certainly possible to lose sexual interest in your partner over time. .
If you have lost sexual interest, then it’s time for some honesty by way of self-reflective relationship questions and answers. Are you just losing sexual interest or interest in the whole relationship? There is a big difference.
If it is the whole relationship, then there is a deeply rooted issue that needs to be resolved. But if it is just the sexual side, talk it out with your partner.
Try to rekindle the spark by reintroducing sexual spice into the relationship. It is possible to come to a compromise that balances out both your sexual needs.
9. What is a sensual couples massage?
Quite simply, it is an intimate massage between a couple where sexual components are introduced to bring you both pleasure and overall happiness. It is a unique experience that can be very beneficial for relationships.
The term "sensual massage" is used to describe a massage that is done with the intent of increasing both sexual pleasure and the overall quality of a relationship. The sensual massage is different from regular massages because it is intended to be a sensual experience for both of you.
Read more on the benefits of couple massages.
10. How do I perform a sensual massage?
Sensual massage is an intimate and bonding experience. It requires both parties to be involved and relaxed.
Set the mood, be sure the room is warm enough, put on some sensual music, use a massage oil, and let your partner enjoy it! Pro-tip: add some sexual teasing to really drive them wild.
If you have more questions about this relationship tool, here are the steps to a successful sensual massage.
11. How do I boost my confidence during sex?
Sex is as much about confidence as it is about other things. You have to be confident to lead, and you also need to be confident enough to be lead, otherwise it can get clumsy and awkward.
In a new relationship, it is absolutely normal to be nervous, but down the line it is important to work on your sexual confidence.
To do so, you can work on your mindset and how you dress. Learning more about what your partner likes can help. Don’t be afraid to ask naughty relationship questions for guiding answers.
See here other tips how to boost your sexual confidence.
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12. Is foreplay important in sex?
Of course! Sex is great, but add amazing foreplay into the mix, and it can become a timeless experience!
So, if you want to have the best sex of your life, then the answer is simple: Practice foreplay. It is one of the most effective ways to improve your sex life.
Learn some of the most common foreplay mistakes you can avoid to make your experience more enjoyable.
13. How do we improve our foreplay?
While the answer is different for everyone, here are 3 simple ways to improve the quality of your foreplay:
- Create a safe space. Light some candles, dim the lights, and turn down the music if you’re going to be engaging in intimate foreplay.
- Be playful and open-minded. Don’t be afraid to try something new that may seem a little weird or uncomfortable.
- Make your partner feel loved and special. Do what you can to ensure your partner feels like they’re getting special attention.
Or, try the easy and fun way by playing the Foreplay Game.
14. How do I tell my partner I want to try something new in the bedroom?
All intimate relationship questions and answers start with a conversation.
Ask yourself what feels right to you about what you want, and then talk about it with your partner.
Start with some sort of icebreaker that gets the conversation going. This is why we created Naughty Conversations. This deck of game cards includes questions about relationships, desires, fantasies, and other topics to increase your sexual health.
15. Should I talk about sex with my partner?
Every couple is different and so is their ability and comfort level when it comes to talking about sex, but in general, yes, you should talk about sex.
If not, how can you know for sure what you both want in bed? Talking about sex is foundational to improving it and making it more exciting.
Improve your intimacy by learning the benefits of playing Naughty Conversations.
16. What is sexual discordance?
This can be understood in two ways.
Most commonly, this is when one person identifies as having one type of sexuality, but their actions do not align with it. For example, the person identifies as a heterosexual, but behaves as a homosexual.
It can also describe the discordance between your sexual feelings and your experience. For example, when your genitals react (i.e. an erect penis or wet vagina) to something you don’t find arousing at that moment.
And vice versa, you feel aroused and horny, but your body does not respond to it.
17. It is normal for me to analyze the sex while it’s happening?
Spectatoring happens. This describes those moments when, during sex or foreplay, you find yourself consciously thinking about what is happening and even analyzing the situation. In other words, this happens when you start thinking about your sexual experience rather than experiencing it.
In general, if you start questioning yourself and asking things like: “does this feel good,” “does my partner enjoy this,” and such, then you are likely in a state of spectatoring.
18. Why do we need sex?
Besides purely evolutionary reasons, sex has many amazing emotional qualities. Sex releases dopamine, serotonin, and endorphins, which are the hormones in charge of happiness, mood, emotions, and other important functions.
Sex reduces stress, forms an intimate bond, builds physical intimacy, and of course, it simply feels great!
Relationship Issues and Break-Ups
Love is a beautiful part of life, but sometimes, it does not go according to plan, things go sour, and this can even lead to an eventual break-up.
While they are a normal part of life, breakups require some self-reflection to grow. Very few people find true love on their first try. The following relationship questions and answers revolve around how to deal with break-ups and problems in your relationship.
1. How do I get over a relationship?
Break-ups are never fun. They can take a toll on your mental health, but eventually, it will pass and you will move on.
Try dealing with the break-up as respectfully as possible. Be civil. It will not help anyone to act out and cause unnecessary, toxic behavior. Quite the opposite, it causes more harm and prolongs the healing process for both of you.
Keep yourself busy by doing more things you enjoy! Find a new hobby, go on a trip with a good friend of yours, even talk it out with your friends and family to let out your emotions in a safe environment.
If truly nothing else helps and you truly can’t get over your ex-partner, you can seek out a therapist to talk through your concerns and questions about the relationship. Venting out on social media is not the best idea, but therapy is a very healthy practice.
2. How do I get out of a toxic relationship?
Toxic relationships are harmful because they are not based on trust and true feelings.
When trying to fix this kind of relationship leads to a brick wall, it’s best to just get out of it. It’s not an easy feat to leave a toxic relationship, but do your future self a favor by leaving as soon as possible.
If you suspect you may be in a bad situation, learn more about toxic relationships.
3. How do I know when my relationship is over?
It is impossible to provide a simple answer to this question, as every couple and person is different.
Unless a break-up is caused by some outside event, there is rarely one single point in time when you know that the relationship is over. Typically, it is something you feel over time.
There could be changes in your emotions towards the other person, or you sense a drastic change in their behavior, or you develop unshakeable questions about the relationship. You or your partner just needs to say it out loud.
4. How do I save my relationship?
First, ask yourself some very important questions:
- Is this relationship worth saving? If not, then you know what to do. If it is, then ask yourself 3 more questions.
- Why have we gotten to the point where the relationship needs saving?
- Am I ready to do the things necessary to save the relationship?
- Am I sure that my partner even wants to save the relationship?
After you know the answers to these relationship questions, it will be much easier to fix it.
5. Are relationship doubts normal?
We all are just human, and no one has a crystal ball up their sleeve, which could tell us 100% that our relationship is THE ONE. So, of course, some doubts or questions about the relationship are perfectly normal. Yes, even for long-time couples.
That being said, don’t let doubts define your behavior in the relationship. Figure out what to do when you have relationship doubts, and work on them before they start negatively impacting your relationship.
6. Is it just a "rough patch," or have I fallen out of love?
This is something only you can know for sure, but if you are asking this question, you are on the right path!
Try figuring out your emotions and feelings and what might have caused you to feel less attached to your partner.
Most importantly, ask yourself if you see a future in this relationship. Self-reflective relationship questions and answers can bring you clarity.
If it’s just a bump in your relationship, we have some tips on how to help survive a rough patch.
7. Can a relationship survive after cheating?
For some, cheating feels like a relationship death sentence. Others see it as a rough patch. It fully depends on your willingness and ability to forgive such a thing.
What we can suggest is talking about cheating before it happens. Define what “cheating” means to you and how it would impact you both.
For some – even texting other people behind your back is cheating, while for others it includes actaully having sex. Define what it means before someone “accidentally” cheats because you have not discussed where the line is.
8. Do mental health issues affect a relationship?
It depends on what kind of mental issues you or your partner are dealing with, but most likely they will affect your relationship in one way or another.
This does not mean they will affect it negatively, but they can provide challenges if left unchecked.
Mental health is a very important human-centric topic, and broad answers to these relationship questions don’t do anyone justice. Check with a therapist or another professional to seek answers for your situation.
9. Can a relationship survive without intimacy?
There are two kinds of intimacy: physical and emotional. While both are extremely important and need nurturing, emotional intimacy is more important in the long run. Without it, it is difficult to sustain a healthy relationship.
Learn more about why intimacy is important in a relationship.
10. How do we know if we need relationship counseling?
Rule of thumb – if you have some deep-rooted issues or questions about the relationship that cause noteworthy damage you cannot resolve yourselves, then professional help is the way to go.
11. Can relationships work after a break-up?
Yes, it is possible. Many couples break-up and get back together again after time has passed.
It all depends on both of your desires and whether or not you can accept the stings that come attached. Share relationship questions and answers about the way things ended before and the things that happened when you were not together.
12. What are the most common mistakes men make in a relationship?
We all make mistakes, regardless of gender, but there are some common mistakes men make.
This includes a lack of emotion, misinterpreting women’s motives, not treating a partner as an equal, and vague answers to questions about the relationship.
13. What are the most common mistakes women make in a relationship?
No one is perfect, but some common mistakes women make include: extreme emotions, asking for their partner to change, and creating drama.
14. Why do relationships end?
There are many reasons that relationships end. Some come from within, like a lack of intimacy, lost interest in one another, miscommunication, regular arguments, or unaligned goals and values.
There can also be outside factors, like health issues, family matters, cheating, meddling from other people, or unchangeable circumstances.
But deep down, the relationship ends because at least one of you does not feel happy anymore, does not see a future together, and/or your current situation is just not working.
Relationships are formed between two people with different opinions, values, and views of life that complement each other. This is a beautiful thing because it makes them whole!
But it also comes with challenges and questions about relationships that need answering, which is where this article comes in. We hope some of our answers can at least point you in the right direction.
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