There are many outside influences that can ruin even the best relationships. Your job is to not let this happen. You must be able to catch these relationship dangers wherever possible and nip them in the bud.
Did you know that stress can ruin your relationship? Here are some easy-to-miss ways this can happen and what you should do about it.
1. You become irritable
A lack of patience is one of the signs that being stressed out is having a dangerous effect on your relationship. You become quick to anger and tend to flare up at the slightest things. You often misunderstand perfectly normal situation because you’re blinded by your own problems. This can make your partner feel unloved and unimportant which is a recipe for disaster.
2. You lack empathy
Stress can ruin your relationship when you begin to lack empathy. Having empathy simply means being able to get out of your own problems for a bit and being able to share the feelings of someone else. When you’re too wrapped up in your own stressful situation, you automatically believe every other person’s problem is inferior, even your partner’s. So you shrug off their pain and concerns as a result.
3. No intimacy
Usually, when people are stressed, intimacy takes the backseat. They no longer connect with their partner on a physical and emotional level. Basically, the core of their relationship dies.
4. It’s all about you
Stress can ruin your relationship when all you talk about are your own problems. You rant and rage all the time about whatever it is that’s stressing you out. But there is only so much a person can take before they have had enough.
How to deal with stress
Life isn’t always smooth and a bunch of things can stress us out. It could be a job, family issues, friends, etc. One of the first things to do is pinpoint what’s giving you such a hard time and consider doing away with it. This is not always easy but it may be your very best bet.
You should also consider taking up relaxing hobbies and activities. You may watch movies, cuddle up to your partner, keep a diary, do y. or even meditate. The point is to have at least one thing that helps you de-stress.
Here are a few other effective methods to help manage stress.