Does stress from either side affect your relationship severely
27 September 2016, 17:55
Nairobi - The thing with stress is that you never see
it coming and affecting your other areas.
For example, you have stress from
work, you do not leave it there so you go home and the first people you see
don’t even know what is going on.
You do not talk about it but it is at the
back of your mind. Something small and totally unrelated happens at home; guess
your reaction. You did not even realize it and when it keeps coming back over
and over again. It starts to affect your home environment. Your partner does not
want to approach you or have conversation because they are worried about the
moods you have been having. Same with your kids. That is when you are trying to
have family time and you do not see anyone jumping up and down for it with you.
Most couples don’t know how to separate
issues and explain themselves to their partner. You would rather blame it on
someone else rather than be accountable for it.
snap at your partner when you find that you are irritated about something
You would rather even tell them that you
will talk later other than giving an annoyed answer. Don’t be the one to close
off communication lines in your relationship. It normally comes back to bite
you when the said party is no longer ever interested.
able to separate issues
It may be work stress, financial stress,
emotional stress, even relationship stress but as mentioned if you carry it
with you everywhere, it affects everything. You do not want to break
communication in your relationship. Talking about it helps, that way your partner
understands your moods and what is happening.
time to cool off before interacting with your partner
It clears your head. It also gives you
perspective. But if you rush in and want to address everything all at once then
you mess up when you lash out for all the wrong reasons. Address everything on
a clear head. If it is getting home, take time walking to the house or go to
your room to cool off. If you st in front of the television, you just focus on
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