Hmm, we were very young when we got together, so some of these are teenage troubles. We've been together for nearly 12 years.
-hiding our relationship from my parents due to disapproval
-them finding out; all sorts of repercussions from that
-my friendship with a guy I'd had a crush on for years
-breaking up, twice
So...our relationship survived us being teenagers, which is a pretty good start.
-suicide in his family
-him running a very low-profit business, which I often think of as our third child
-a very low income for a very long time
-serious illnesses of our parents
-very different mindset when it comes to sex
-his very dependent/immature mother
-learning how to communicate well (an ongoing process)
-anxiety (both of us)
-depressive episodes (DP)
-A drunk cheating incident
-various health concerns
-different ideas about the number/timing of children we want
Probably more. I wouldn't have it any other way. What's a relationship if times are always easy, and it's never tested? You learn together, and every step of the way you make the choice (or not) to put in the effort required and to keep the relationship moving forward.