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Five signs your relationship is in trouble — and what you can do about it

It’s easy for small things to turn into big problems in a relationship. Divorce lawyer turned couple’s therapist Joanna Harrison shares her vital insights into the issues couples often face and how to work through them

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Avoiding the difficult conversations is just one of the possible warning signs in a relationship. Image: Getty Images

Avoiding the difficult conversations is just one of the possible warning signs in a relationship. Image: Getty Images

Avoiding the difficult conversations is just one of the possible warning signs in a relationship. Image: Getty Images

When we have a tap that chronically leaks or a crack in a wall, it can be hard to find the time or energy to get it fixed. Even when it irritates us, sometimes we just learn to live with it as a quirk of our home — sometimes that works, sometimes it leads to more problems down the line.

It can be a bit like that with relationships. Sometimes the aspects of our partners that irritate us are things we can learn to live with. But sometimes, there are problems in our relationships that if not tended to can store up problems down the line.


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