In some instances, relationships are based on extreme passions: both good and bad. The
positive passions are always responsible for cohesion in the relationship strengthening the couples.
Conversely, the negative passions can potentially jeopardize the continued existence of the couples
in the relationship. For instance, if one of the couples dislikes the passions of the other couple, the
relationship may not be interesting. Relationships, which do not attract the interest of both couples,
are bound to fail (Gorgievski and Bakker 269). This explains why it is important to accommodate
each other in a relationship and embrace their passions in order to keep relationships for long.
Failure to embrace the interests of each other in a relationship may inevitably lead to break up of
Stress and anxiety have also been associated with the increasing breakups of couples
currently witnessed. There is abundance of stress and pressure in life, beginning from the children,
career, funds, work, and bills. All these factors operate in a synergistic fashion to strain
relationships. Build-up of stress in relationships causes the couples to start blaming each other.
When the blame game continues for long, the couples perceive each other as opponents and hence
weakening the bond holding them together (Ledermann et al.199). The progression of the stress in
the relationship to depression often causes most couples to break up
In conclusion, couples in a romantic relationship need to understand the basic principles of
sustaining relationship right from the beginning of the relationship. If they have the knowledge of
how to sustain the relationship, they have the advantage of keeping a long relationship. Conversely,
failure to understand how to sustain relationship leads to couple break up. Some of the factors that
facilitate break up of couples include drifting apart, extreme passions and build-up of stress and