Marital conflict is a state of misunderstanding or misconception of information, ideas, gestures, vision, aspiration, or goals between the intending couple or couples. The N-nature of conflict presents that conflict is normal, natural, and neutral in any human relationship.
Hence, no marital relationship is immune from conflict. Likewise, the impacts of conflicts on marital relationships can either be positive or negative depending on the personalities of the couples involved and how skilled they are in the management and resolution of conflict.
Nevertheless, the impact of negative self-perception can trigger perpetual conflict in marital relationships. Perpetual conflict is a form of conflict that is continuous in nature because it cannot be easily fixed or resolved due to the nature of its source (which may be divine, personality-based, etc.). This resulted in a marital conflict that is perpetual in nature because her request (the source of the conflict) is beyond the power of Jacob, her spouse.
Negative self-perception will always cloud a marital relationship with envy, rivalry, and unrealistic expectations, which can further lead to perpetual conflict; hence, it is expedient that the affected couple seek prompt professional help to salvage their relationship from disintegration.