There are some underlying issues that can affect relationships in the elderly such as loneliness or some medical issue. Finding out the cause is the first step to fixing and further preventing the degradation of relationships.
- Inter-generational issues - Conflict between generations is common and associated with a perceived ‘gender-gap’ due to differing cultural, social and economic situations.
- Marital issues - Problems arise in every marriage, and they can actually strengthen a relationship. But when a couple starts to feel hopeless about the marriage, it is time to seek help.
- Loneliness issues - When loneliness causes distress, it can cause other problems like anxiety, depression, digestive problems, sleep problems, heart disease and weight loss or weight gain.