Taking the easy way out will not work for you with Venus in Scorpio. If you do, the Universe will be more than willing to show the imperfections in your plans, and only serve to exacerbate them, causing them to fall apart. This does not need to be the case, however, during the time period that Venus is initially in Scorpio and retrogrades, you may not be able to strike a balance in your life. Once Venus has moved back into Libra on October 31, you will find it easier to compromise in order to reach your goals.
Do not think you are stuck; you will find success with stressful situations. As you begin to move away from all of this, you may feel a time out is necessary; this is likely once Venus has returned to direct motion in November. Delays will be gone, and issues where you may have felt powerless shall begin to resolve themselves. Tackle one change at a time with good old-fashioned patience and determination.
Love and relationships can both be challenging at times, and Venus, when it is retrograde, loves to show these things up where there have been perceived betrayals and any areas which may need work. The potential for positive relationships and financial ventures is available through manifestation. There is a great deal of fulfillment here, but you must first meet the challenges head on before the resumption of pursuit of your hopes and dreams.