Relationship stress

Being in a relationship can cause everyday pressures for all of us, but some individuals may be experiencing symptoms of stress that may be a direct result of the relationships they are in.

Relationship stress is not only apparent in intimate or married couples. It is very common to experience relationship stress between friends, family, colleagues, managers, employees and even strangers. While a common cause of pressure in a relationship is arguments between people, there are other causes that may be affect a partnership. Lack of communication is one of the most common problems relating to relationship pressures. If you are angry or bothered by something somebody has said or done and you keep it to yourself, the pressure can build and worsen. The rise in stress levels caused by a lack of expression means it is important to talk about how you are feeling. This does not mean you have to admit everything that has annoyed you, but if you think it will eat away at you and return to the surface later on, consider having a calm discussion with the individuals involved.

Often relationship stress is not coming from the other person or people in the relationship, as many people believe it to be. A lot of the time, the actions of the already-worried individual can alter their thoughts and reactions. They may not be aware of it, but their own feelings could be damaging the relationship. Simply talking about what has bothered you can make you feel happier and improve your stress management within your relationships.

If you are feeling upset or angry about a relationship, a life/relationship coach may be able to help. They will offer support and help you recognise the issue and offer advice on how to deal with the situation. Whilst they will not tell you whether a relationship should end or who is at fault; they can help you understand what may have caused the problem, teaching you the techniques to managing stress within a relationship. For more information on how a life coach can help call us today!

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