Most people will say that relationships are not easy. Many couples experience difficulties at some point and find it challenging to resolve them. Longer term relationships can feel stale and unexciting. Arguments, distrust, hurt, lack of intimacy, abuse, addiction to alcohol;substances;gambling;sex can all have a disastrous effect on a couples relationship. External pressures such as finances, health, children, wider family members, cultural/religious expectations can also have an impact. Having an independent person to facilitate and help explore the issues can be helpful in establishing open and honest lines of communication. This in turn can assist with resolving frustrations and grievances that otherwise can have a danger of multiplying and stagnating. A happier healthier relationship will ultimately mean a happier and healthier lifestyle.