Relationships are hard work. Two people, with all their imperfections trying to create something fulfilling, meaningful and mutually beneficial.
No relationship is without its arguments and disagreements. It is how it is solved that matters.
Experts always warn about issues like money, children, chores and other differences in expectations of major issues as main conflict points. But sometimes and possibly quite often too, it is the small things. Little things that no one expect to be an issue become one.
There must exist the commitment to overcome them. That the relationship is more important than issues. Give and take has to occur. Patience, buckets of them, are needed.
Ultimately, communication is key. Problems cannot be solved by keeping quiet. Issues will not go away just because it is not spoken.
For me, I am glad that my relationship has been going well despite some hiccups. There are things which I do not like and do not understand, but I do or not do them because Nyk is happier that way. And he does the same.
Because of that, our relationship continues to grow and strengthen.