07/04/2009 05:12 am ET Updated Nov 17, 2011

5 Tips For Dealing With The Common Relationship Issues That Plague John And Kate

Although it may have been Jon and Kate Gosselin's unusual family that landed them a reality show, it is their marital problems--to which much of their audience can likely relate--that have made them a household name in recent weeks.

During the previous four seasons of TLC's Jon & Kate Plus Eight, the couple has bickered, eye-rolled, and jabbed its way through adventures in rearing now 9-year-old twins and now 5-year-old sextuplets. In this past Monday's record-breaking fifth-season premiere (9.8 million viewers), Jon and Kate finally addressed the very topic that has kept them on tabloid covers for weeks: Their marriage is on the rocks.