It doesn’t take hard work to keep a relationship happy or stable over time. For example, many people assume that conflict is kryptonite to relationships. But it’s actually frustration. Specifically, frustration forms when a partner’s expectations go unmet.
Happy couples have realistic expectations, both about relationships in general and about their relationship in particular. One myth is that healthy couples don’t have conflict. Conflict is inevitable. In fact, if you aren’t having conflict, you aren’t talking about the important issues in your relationship.