Overcoming the effects of stress on a relationship
All couples experience stress at some or the other point in their lives. Stress can come from either personal problem with friends and family or work-related problems that most people carry into their relationships and let it have an impact on the stability and happiness of their relationship. Stress can arise from issues between the couple, be it a difference in needs, an argument or a partner feeling neglected.
The negative impact of stress on relationships
Even though stress is becoming increasingly common, it has its fair share of harmful effects on a couple’s relationship. Often, couples bottle up their worries that accumulate a number of problems that cause stress. This makes it even more difficult for their partners to understand what they are thinking or going through and therefore, are unable to provide the necessary support.
It is absolutely essential to effectively deal with stress as it can give birth to a rather negative cycle in one’s personal life especially, wherein if one partner is stressed in a relationship, the other one tends to feel stressed too. A common example could be an argument between a couple that escalated real quick. Stress deteriorates the relationship between two people by making them say things that they would not say otherwise or in normal situations. Above all this, stress has a toll on the mental and emotional health and well-being of both individuals in a relationship.
Stress can prove to be beneficial too, purely based on how you perceive it
Experiencing stress in a relationship does not necessarily mean that the relationship will suffer. It is also your perception of stress that defines it. It can be considered to be a challenge that a couple can overcome. By utilising stress as an opportunity to open up with each other and build a stronger relationship. In this way, couples can learn how to navigate stress better and find the right help and resources to better deal with stressful situations in the future.
Partners need to learn and understand what they need from each other and support each other’s emotional and mental well-being by making each other feel wanted and cared for.
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The key to stress is effective stress management
It is important for couples to figure out effective ways to reduce stress that helps them retain the relationship they had. The couples that tackle stress through collaborative efforts are the most successful. It is also important to not give up on each other and stay connected in stressful times for successfully overcoming relationship stress.
Weljii’s health and wellness coaching program follows a holistic approach to help a couple figure out the problem or stress-causing factors in their lives and overcome them holistically, meeting with their long-term relationship goals.