A guest post by Sandra Pawula
How can our relationships flourish in this era of non-stop stress? Stress can kill your joy, optimism, motivation and health. No wonder it can cause relationship problems too!
Symptoms of chronic stress include addiction, angry outbursts, overeating, disturbed sleep, crying, headaches, anxiety and depression. And there are more. None of these make for an intimate relationship, do they? It’s difficult to foster a loving ambiance when you’re wound-up and ready to burst or worn down to the bones.
Worldwide divorce rates are soaring, ranging between 39% and 68% in countries with the highest number of final separations. There’s no question that stress is a factor in pulling couples apart.
But, it doesn’t have to be that way. Although stress will always be a factor in our lives, your relationship doesn’t have to be its next victim. As a couple, you can learn how to manage stress together. Your relationship will grow more relaxing, empathetic, and enduring when you learn to say “no” to stress as a team.