Hello, everyone. My name is Sarita and this is Burning Love Outreach.
I want to thank you for listening to A Burning Love Moment. Today’s topic is tips on how to handle relationship stress. I will discuss how to handle stress without losing your sense of peace or damaging your relationship.
Whenever stress enters a relationship, it has the potential to create what I call the three D’s, which are, distance, disagreements, and disconnection between you and your spouse. When you support your spouse, when he or she is stressed, not only can you learn how to deal with stress and relationships, you’ll also create a new level of intimacy that actually brings you both closer. Relationship stress is never easy, but it’s a part of life.
If your spouse has been the one holding down your relationship, there will come a time when he or she will become tired, then you’ll be expected to hold things down. You need to be able to step in and do what needs to be done at that moment. You may find it hard to help your spouse when he or she is stressed out, but your assistance might help you both be the source that each other can count on. You should always be able to count on each other, to be there if you become tired. Stress can cause a wide range of problems. Usually, when people are under a lot of stress, they become distracted, withdrawn, and even less affectionate. When we’re under stress, our worst traits usually show their faces. And if relationship stress was already a problem, it will most likely increase and you will see it.
So how does your partner handle stress? You should know the answer to that question, even if you have to come right out and ask them. But please don’t ask this question at the time that they’re stressed out. Let this question be a topic of conversation over dinner, because you want to know how to help them when they need it most. That’s how much you care. You want to be their source of strength and never lose sight of your spouse’s stress level. If you do, that means you two aren’t communicating and you are not connecting as you should. It is so important to recognize when you’re dealing with a stressed out partner. How you connect is key when it comes to stress and relationships. It feels really good when you and your spouse are on the same page emotionally, right? Yes. So there is nothing like close emotional bond, when you know you can lean on each other through the good times and the bad times.
Even though stress appears in every relationship, you have a choice as to respond lovingly or to respond negatively. And I hope you choose to respond lovingly. Support your partner, show compassion, keep the lines of communication open. One of the best ways to deal with relationship stress is to talk things out. Don’t hold it in. Although our words have power, we must remember to listen as much as you speak. It may surprise you as to how quickly you can work towards a solution together. Make sure your environment is calm, care for your body, prioritize relaxation, and get proper sleep. Eliminate those electronics at night before you go to bed to create a peaceful atmosphere where you can rest without any interruptions. A key in handling stress is relaxation. Make sure you’re getting proper rest at night and proper sleep, and make sure you take time to take a deep breath from time to time, breathe and let it out.
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