A part of life, or something more? 9 topics that can trigger disputes

When you fall in love with someone from a different background or with different values, there are often issues on which you just cannot see eye-to-eye with your partner. Nevertheless, you may be able to avoid conflicts if you recognize these triggers. Based on survey responses from a group of women, we put together a list of topics that are likely to trigger squabbles between couples.

1. Is it cheating or just flirting?

“I guess my definition is loose, so I’m always under scrutiny.” You and your boyfriend may have completely different ideas of what constitutes cheating. Before you broach the subject, test the water to find out what he considers cheating and then go with whatever he is comfortable with.