Kinds of relationship problems
You can encounter different problems in a relationship. For example:
- having different opinions or expectations;
- not feeling respected by your partner;
- falling in love with someone else;
- you or your partner being jealous;
- partner violence;
- not being in love (any more).
Routine can be a problem in a relationship, but it does not have to be. For some people it makes the relationship easier and more stable.
Mental or physical difficulties or a disease can lead to relationship problems.
Relationship problems often lead to sexual problems, or the other way around.
If you have relationship problems, you can try to talk with your partner or someone you can trust. If necessary, you can also look for professional help. It takes time to solve a relationship problem. If you are unable to solve the problems after trying for a long time, you can decide to separate or divorce if you are married.
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CAW - Centrum Algemeen Welzijn
Centre for general well-being - Help with all kinds of issues: a difficult relationship, medical, financial, administrative, legal or material problems, family problems,... CAWs also provide assistance to victims of violence and abuse. Find a CAW in your neighbourhood:
You can talk to a family doctor about almost every intimate issue. If necessary the family doctor can refer you to a specialised health professional. Find a family doctor in your neighbourhood:
Community health centre (wijkgezondheidscentrum)
You can visit a family doctor in a community health centre. Other care professionals such as nurses and social workers also work at community health centres. Care is provided free of charge. Find a community health centre in your neighbourhood:
Therapy for sexual problems. A sexologist looks for a solution through conversations with one or both partners. Find a sexologist in your neighbourhood: