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Is Your Relationship Full of Stress?

Aug 17, 2007
Stress is one of the biggest relationship killers. We all experience stress in our daily lives, but when it starts to become the focus of our relationship then it can be very harmful. Many relationships end due to stress related things. Money is a good example. People stress over money which leads to fighting and eventually it can tear up a relationship. The best way to deal with stress in a relationship is to confront it head on.

Do not let stress take control of your relationship. You will know when stress is becoming a problem. Instead of letting it take over, you take control over it. There are some easy steps you can take to work through stress factors in your relationship.

The first thing you have to do is identify the stress. Figure out what is causing the stress and why it is happening. You have to understand the cause so you can get the root of the problem and fix it.

Next you should talk with your partner. Let them know the stress is getting to be a problem. Ask them their opinions on it. Ask what they think you should do. Try to find a solution, a good way to deal with the stress. Also be aware of any behaviors that may be adding to the stress. Try to work through these. Come to an agreement to stop doing things that cause the stress.

Now you have to be mindful of the things you talked about. Reducing the stress is something that will take work. You will have to make a conscious effort to avoid stress. Also do not let stress go too long without dealing with it. You may end up feeling like you are always battling stress, but that is how it works. Once you start to identify and reduce the triggers that cause stress, though, you will have less stress and an easier time dealing with it.

Something you can also try to de-stress is to use methods like massage or even therapy to help reduce stress and learn how to deal with it. You can try these things as a couple, which can bring an additional bonus of bringing you closer together.

Stress in a relationship is natural. You will always be confronted with stress of some kind or another. It is how you deal with it that is the most important. You have to be able to control the stress and not let it control you. By letting stress get out of hand you are going to start losing your relationship. Stress can be incredibly damaging but it doesn't have to be.

If your relationship is full of stress then you know what you have to do. It is all in your hands. You have to reduce the stress so it does not take over your relationship and start causing harm.
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Jane Haller runs a site called along with info on dating and relationship on her blog at at http://www.Hot-Firefighters.com/blog2
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