People get into a relationship because of many different reasons. Some just do not want to be alone, others find a partner for sex, while others do need to feel wanted.

Maintaining a relationship can be a hard and grueling process. Sometimes this enjoyable journey of discovering each other leads to a battlefield. Today we take a peek at some of the reasons why relationships fail to progress into something deeper.

1. Infidelity

According to the website Divorce Statistics, in the US, about 22% of married men have cheated on their partners at least once, and 14% of married women have had affairs. This number keeps on getting higher still. Infidelity in relationships remains one of the leading causes of breakups and separation.

Infidelity also leads to unplanned pregnancy, and if an affair is discovered, issues about paternity may arise. This is when people demand for a paternity test to claim child support and such. This leads to a real mess and most people just want to get out of this instead of staying because the shame is too much to bear.

2. Trust Issues

People in a committed relationship would say they trust their partners. It is easier said than done. Trusting your partner entails that you respect his or her own privacy, and this is where most people have issues. Arguments about mobile phone privacy, social networking sites and emails have driven people out of relationships.

3. Compatibility Issues

They say that opposites attract and yes, sometimes they do. At first, everything will seem interesting because you are learning things that are different from what you were or what you are used to, but once the honeymoon stage is over, realizations start to come. Different views can clash and this leads to arguments or worse, one takes the silent treatment side and just does not want to talk about it.

4. Abuse

This does not necessarily mean being physically abused by your partner. A partner may abuse his or her partner by using words. This can cause an emotional trigger to end the relationship, when one can no longer tolerate how the other makes him or her feel. When abusive words are being used while in a relationship, a gateway opens up for other things to happen.

5. Fault Finding

Couple will argue—this is expected in any relationship. But when one often picks a fight because s/he always finds fault in his/her partner, it’s another thing. When partners fight, the best way to handle it is by talking it out and not by pointing fingers.

To have a successful relationship is not impossible, but it takes two people to make it work. When one does not participate, he or she is probably not ready for something steady.

Anjela Guidotti is a Marketing Consultant for homDNAdirect.co.uk from United Kingdom and also a Blogger about health that specializes in DNA Services, Paternity Test and DNA Testing.