Partying while your partner chills (or vice versa)
This issue can seriously come out of nowhere. And that's primarily because if you're like me, you never thought you'd one day prefer to be home in your PJs before 9pm on a Saturday. But hey, things change! Especially hangovers, which seem to only grow worse. My boyfriend on the other hand? He still has the stamina for multiple nights out in a row. And according to Rhodes, this is a common source of tension for couples.
"You may have met when you were younger, and you were going out a lot," she says. "And then a few years later, one of you would rather stay in and read a book and recharge your batteries, while the other one is extroverted and needs to be out with people. Those things have to be negotiated."
Said agreement could be to venture out together once a week, spending one night in together, and not making any other outings or nights in a requirement. The clincher, of course, is not holding what happens those other five nights against your partner.
Not owning up to your mistakes
If Justin Bieber can pen an entire song about being "Sorry," than you'd think it would be easy for the rest of us to admit it when we mess up.