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Marriage Stress

All 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.



The key 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:


This 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.  

Donít 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.

Raising Children

Most 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.

These 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.

There 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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