How to deal with stress in relationships
Being in love with someone is an ecstasy in itself. But the ship of a relationship has to sail through rough waters many a times. The bond of love is not a bed of roses always. It has to pass various tests of time. If the relationship has been based on the foundation of true love, it would definitely get strengthened with every incidence that causes the partners to experience stress.
Yes, there will be days when you both will fight over different matters but it just doesn't mean that you'll resort to a breakup to get over this stress. Love is about making things alright, any day and every day.
If you have landed up in a situation where you feel you're surrounded by negativity and loneliness with clouds of stress hovering on your head, you'll need to take help from the following pointers.
The first thing to do is to relax because it's not you alone who's facing this stressful time by being in a relationship, it happens with every single couple, believe you me, every single couple! If you start stressing over the stress that you're already having, you will just end up worsening the situation for yourself. Instead, you should surround yourself with your true friends who'll cheer you up and help you come out of this shell of stress.
#2 . Talk about it!
Communication always works wonders. If you keep bottling up yourself, ultimately you will land up into an emotional outburst. If you keep troubling yourself with all this pressure and stress, you might lead into a phase of depression. One of the best ways to resolve an issue is to talk it over and mutually find out ways to resolve it. If there are some things that are stressing you, you should take out time to sit down and discuss it with your partner. Tell him/her everything clearly. If he/she truly loves you and values you, he/she will definitely take it seriously and work on finding solutions to fix this phase. A true partner will never let you suffer anything but will pull you out of every difficulty, hold your hand and walk the walk of life with you.
#3. Give time to yourself!
Many a times, when we get involved in a relationship with someone, we tend to get submissive and let out partner dominate us. But if you are in a situation where things are stressing you, you need to revert your focus on yourself. Take some time out for spoiling yourself. Pamper yourself at some salon or spa, go out for shopping, eat out at your favorite restaurant, watch a movie, in short dedicate a day to yourself by doing things that make you happy, very happy!
#4. Empathize and if required, change
Sometimes, you can get stressed for reasons that are just in the mind! Avoid thinking too much over issues that don't exist in reality. If there's something troubling you that circles around your lover, you need to see it from his/her point of view as well. Being empathetic always help. Get into your lover's shoes to understand what happened, why it happened so that you can reach to the root of the problem and then get over it. If the reason for this stress is something that can be fixed by you making slight alterations in the way you look at things, be open to this change.
#5. Take up some hobby
You can resort to some traditional ways of dealing with stress as well. Enroll for some yoga or meditation classes that help you divert your attention from the tensions and relax the mind and soul. Indulge in some hobby or interest that you have always wanted to pursue but couldn't because of some of the other reason every time.
These were 5 simple ways of dealing with stress in a relationship. Always remember, relationships are not a joke. It takes a lot of effort to maintain them and nurture to make them last till eternity. But definitely the beautiful companionship of the one you love makes all this struggle worth your while. So, just take a chill pill and keep sorting out issues because that's how the understanding deepens and the relationship strengthens.
AAPOD : 18/04/13
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