Problem No. 2: Communication has gone out the window. With all the distractions of day-to-day life, it's easy to misunderstand what your loved one is saying. And of course, misunderstanding can quickly lead to an argument. (I know that my boyfriend and I would save a lot of time and energy if we just listened to each other in the first place.) Having a conversation in person — not on a cell phone or via text message — and without distraction can make a world of difference. So make sure that you have a quiet and relaxing space where you can talk without the distraction of electronic devices. Having the ability to hide your TV, for example, can make a big difference. Don't just turn your set off — tuck it away entirely. Let your living room or family room become a space that's just about the two of you and your conversation.