There are many things that challenge the strength and integrity of a relationship. Anything from stress to the untimely reemergence of an ex can put a strain on an otherwise healthy partnership. Going into a relationship, most people are aware that there will be challenges. I dare say that as a relationship continues to grow that the people within it begin to expect and embrace the rough patches; after all, tough times breed character within a relationship. I can certainly say that my marriage is stronger due to the challenges my husband and I have weathered. When obvious, external factors attempt to penetrate the membrane of a relationship they are more readily dealt with, for they are somewhat expected. But what happens when the imposed threat to a relationship is a modern necessity so ever-changing that you are left utterly confused and feeling defenseless?