too often, marriages end in divorce because of marriage
stress that builds to a point thatís so overwhelming for
the couple, they feel they have no way to control it.
Instead, the marriage stress comes out in frustration,
anger and outbursts. These continue until the couple can
no longer live with their spouse.
to keeping a marriage going is to learning how to cope with everyday stress and
alleviate it right away before it gets out of control. Here are some of the most
common stressors in a marriage and how to handle them:
is probably the number reason behind marriage stress and it is one of the
top reasons that marriages end in divorce. The
constant worry of how theyíre going to pay the bills consumes their every
waking minute. Although itís a normal thing to be worried about, it doesnít
have to ruin your marriage.
One way to reduce financial marriage stress is to learn how to live within your means. Itís always nice to have that new car,
but realistically, get only what you can afford. Set up a budget and stick
with it. Make sure your bills get paid each month and then use some of
whatís left over to buy those unnecessary items or put it away into savings
and save up for that new car you want.
let your credit card spending get out of control. If
needed, check with a credit counseling agency and see if
you can get your credit card debt consolidated so you
make only one payment vs. making three or four.
couples have frequent arguments about how to discipline
a child when theyíve done something wrong or how to
bring them up in this world. This can cause a daily
marriage stress issue that is hard to overcome since
both partners come into a
marriage with two different family values.
values can clash, resulting in marriage stress and arguments between the
couple. Instead, you should bring them to the table,
coming up with a compromise to bring the two values
together and personalizing them to make it work for your
family. Remember, what worked for your parents wonít
always work for you. If you work together as a team, you
can overcome the stress of raising your children or at
least minimize it.
Keeping your feelings inside
Marriages canít work if the couple canít get their
feelings out in the open to talk them out. If left
inside, they can bottle up and inevitably explode in an
outburst of anger. Donít keep them inside. If you talk
openly, you might be able to find a compromise together.
are many more situations that can cause marriage stress.
Donít be afraid to seek some professional help from a
counselor. They can help you identify the stressors and
help you work them out. If stress is brought under
control, your marriage will only get stronger.
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