This is one of six Purdue Extension fact sheets about couple relationships that list strategies and activities for enhancing a relationship. (It was updated in 2022) Remember a time early in your relationship when it felt like you and your partner were on a shared journey? You may have started out with shared goals and a clear sense of direction for your relationship and future together. But over time, relationships can start to feel like a ship with two co-pilots who have very different ideas of which direction to head in. This fact sheet will help you clarify for yourself how you feel and what your thoughts are.
Last Review Date - 9/1/2015
Shruti S Poulsen