Family and relationship issues can be quite multi-faceted as families are. They can exist in a person’s family of origin or in the new relationships they form in life. Common signs of relational issues include poor communication, frequent arguments, unhealthy signs of anger, avoidance of issues or physical altercations. There may be different situations or events that can cause these issues to occur including pre-existing stress within the family (e.g. long-term health problem), sudden or unexpected stress (e.g. loss of job), changes in a relationship status or a family situation (e.g. separation or divorce), breaches of trust (e.g. one partner having an affair) or due to differences in personalities or belief systems. Relationship and family issues can lead to physical and mental health issues and breakdowns in the family system.