Why 90% of Relationships Fail

Chad Wyatt
6 min readMar 21, 2020

These days relationships are becoming like smartphones where people are getting fixated on the latest model then after getting frustrated and bored, moving onto the latest model 4 months later. Think about how many people you know that have gotten engaged and never followed through? But what’s also important to consider is that even couples who are still together can have a failed relationship.

How can a relationship fail when you are still in that relationship? You may ask. Well, statistics show that the further into a relationship you get, the more likely you are to just stick it out. It can become a huge effort to “break up” where you might end up sacrificing money, time, a career, kid’s, and much more. So sometimes the easy option is to just go through the motion. To me, that is a failed relationship.

I actually have multiple reasons why I believe that relationships fail so often, some you may agree with, some you may not.


One of the root causes of arguments in a relationship is the trusty smartphone. Everyone owns one and on average we spend an average of 90 minutes per day on our phones. This isn’t even touching onto the social media side of things, but just the phone in general. How many people do you know that have had issues in their relationship due to smartphones?

I’m not pointing this at any particular sex but both sides seem to develop problems with their significant other spending time on their phone. Does this come down to your own insecurities or a knack for finding problems? Some of the main problems people have when it comes to smartphones are:

  • Cheating
  • Messaging other girls
  • Spending more time on the phone than with your other half
  • Not paying attention to the movie
  • Being rude at dinner

I could go on and on, but evidently, as smartphones have become a part of our lives, they have also redesigned the way we deal with relationship issues. If you take a look at most couples when they are out to dinner, you will find that…



Chad Wyatt

Content Marketing Manager & Digital Marketing Specialist - I have traveled the world, enjoyed career success through being a digital nomad, and admire branding!