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Seven common relationship problems millennials face

 When two people cannot talk about their feelings freely it is unlikely their relationship will work out (Shutterstock)

Unlike the recent past when boy met girl, fell in love and ultimately got married, relationships no longer pun out like they used to.

Relationship dynamics have changed, if not gotten complicated. It is no longer just about feeling butterflies in your stomach.

From being financially stable to falling for the right person, millennials have a greater challenge of keeping relationships.

We look at some of the problems millennials need to overcome for their relationships to thrive:

Social media

As much as technological advancements have been great, they have also posed a great threat to the real world.

Social media has managed to create a space where people can fake their lives in order to make .themselves look better than their friends’.

Due to social media, most people can’t help but compare themselves to others, and they will not settle for anything less.

This social dynamic is not only making the dating scene harder but also messier for millennials at the same time.

Mobile phones

Other than being on social media, mobile phones in general are the reason why most people are struggling to be in relationships.

A lot of young people are currently spending a good chunk of their time on their phones and they no longer want to interact with people the traditional way; like goin on dates and movie nights.

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They would rather spend time chatting on their phones, which doesn't give a lot of access to a person let alone knowing who they really are in real life.

Money

Unlike our parents who simply fell in love and let fate do the rest, with the current state of affairs if you don't have money, chances that your relationship will last are minimal.

Everything seems to be expensive and most millennials can’t picture married life with an empty bank account.

Instead, most are opting for the easier way out in hookups and no strings attached relationships.

 As it stands millennials are poor at communicating no wonder they hide behind keyboards? (Shutterstock)
Entanglements

Since social media has made the world a small village, meeting new people is not as hard as it may have seemed before.

Worsened by the fact that your partner is likely to find out about your secret endeavors since the internet hides nothing.

Life was much easier when everyone knew everyone else and circles were small.

Unhealthy attractions

Obviously most people are currently meeting on social media sites and dating apps and are falling for looks, which can be quite deceiving.

A lot of young people are falling in love with the wrong people and for the wrong reasons making the relationship's fate obvious.

They will start to recent each other after a while when they realize they are not after the same things in life.

People no longer want to go through the tedious process of getting to know someone when they can just hook up.

Poor communication

The basis of a good relationship is communication. You need to know and understand how your partner feels about most fundamental issues and their goals in life.

As it stands millennials are poor at communicating no wonder they hide behind keyboards.

When two people cannot talk about their feelings freely it is unlikely their relationship will work out or reach the end goal.

Unclear relationship goals

A lot of young people are quite indecisive when it comes to what they want in a relationship.

Many don't know whether they want a long term or short term relationship, whether they want a real relationship or just a hook up without forgetting those that are not sure about their orientations.

Putting that in mind, many will get into relationships with the wrong intentions and with that a breakup is imminent.

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