The longer you are in a relationship, the more comfortable you become with certain aspects of your partnership. There are roles each of you fulfill, schedules to maintain, and an overall serenity that comes from having a routine. But no matter how much confidence you have in your committed relationship, there are some worries that every long-term couple has at one time or another.
It can be a big life change such as the birth of a child, or something as natural and unavoidable as aging that can trigger these worries. Low self-esteem or lack of communication can exacerbate your concerns. You may find yourself preoccupied by little things that never bothered you before. Or you may start to worry about bigger things, such as the inevitability of growing old and dying.
You will always find more reasons to worry if you try hard enough, but it is important not to allow your fears and anxieties to trick you into thinking that your relationship has more problems than it actually does. There is a significant difference between normal, everyday concerns and being unable to control anxieties surrounding your relationship. The following are examples of normal worries and concerns that every long-term couple faced.