THIS week marked the end of Making Couples Happy, a four-part series that looked at four couples whose relationships are in serious distress and are making a final effort with a team of experts to save their marriages.
Although the four couples range in ages and life stages, the common theme is the breakdown of communication. This is something a lot of couples can relate to.
Haven't we all at some stage asked ourselves the simple question "why"?
The answer is simple - because we are and will always be different. This is not a bad thing. We have had individual upbringings, beliefs, values and expectations when it comes to our relationships and we each have specific, even unique, ways of showing our love.
If we could take the time to find out what our partner's "love language" is, would that not make life a lot easier and straightforward?
Being different from each other is often what brought us together. We are different from our partner and we chose to get into a relationship so we would not be with the same familiar person each day ... ourselves.
To find out more about the series and to catch up if you have missed any episodes go to abc.net.au/iview/ #/series/12212 or to take the relationship happiness test visit www2.happinesscentral.com.
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