There are both internal and external reasons for discontent in marriage. Examples of internal forces that lead to discontent include depression, fatigue, grief, anger, and other emotional triggers. Unresolved issues from one’s family of origin could also lead to unhappiness. Physical illness can stoke discontent too. External forces that lead to marital malaise include a partner’s substance abuse, infidelity, disinterest in the relationship, and/or abuse. Both internal and external triggers of unhappiness can be mitigated with holistic self-care. Trusted friends, therapists, physicians, and clergypersons are trained to help individuals dealing with marital unhappiness.