Stress in Marriage
The impact of stress and burnout on a marriage can be devastating. Here
are some tips on handling stress.
Learn how to live within your means. Who wouldnít want that
car with all the luxuries that could make our lives easier? Sure we would love
to have it, but realistically is it necessary for your life? More than likely
not. Find a vehicle that has what you need at a price you can afford. Start a
monthly budget and be sure to stick with it. Bills should always be paid first
before delving into luxury type items.
Remember the Leave it to Beaver days, when
marriages were perfect and seemed to last forever? Times have changed since
then. Each year since the Cleavers were on our TV, divorces have started to
rise. A marriage that lasts forever is almost a rarity in our society today.
Stress is one of the major causes of marriages dying out.
When stress boils over negative emotions then take control of us. Those emotions
ultimately cause most marriages to fail. Donít let your marriage be one of them.
Here are some ways that stress could sneak into your marriage like the
proverbial weed in the garden of flowers.
Finances -- This is probably the number one reason that marriages end
in divorce. A couple could face a constant state of financial worry about where
theyíll get the money to pay for bills and put food on the table. A little dose
of anxiety for your finances is normal and healthy in any marriage, but never
let it get to the point where it could ruin it altogether.
Credit cards are wonderful things
to have for emergencies, but they can be debt traps if
not used carefully. Use them only when needed and pay
off the balance each month to avoid paying too much
interest. If the debt is too much, look into credit
counseling and see if you can consolidate your debt and
get it paid off faster.
Raising children can be a stressful
time in any couplesí lives. Both people come into the
marriage having different family values. Sometimes these
values clash when it comes to how their children will be
raised. Arguments are then inevitable and will cause too
much anxiety on the couple, which could spill over onto
the children if left unchecked.
Before arguments start, sit down
and discuss the problem at hand in a calm manner. Come
up with a compromise on both your parts, so you come up
with your own personalized values for your own family.
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
Communication plays a major role in
a couple who stifles their feelings. Marriages canít
work if they canít get their feelings out in the open to
talk them out. If left inside, they can bottle up and
explode into an outburst of anger.
Arguments become plentiful between
couples, which will inevitably cause the marriage to go
downhill. A marriage can be saved if the couple starts
taking the time to get their feelings out and discuss
them with each other. Keep the lines of communication
open throughout the marriage to keep it from failing in
Unfortunately, the list of
stressors within a marriage doesnít end here. There are
many more stressors that will show up during a marriage,
so learn to spot potential stressing situations and put
out the fire before it gets out of control. Donít be
afraid to seek some professional help from a counselor
if things seem to be too much for you to handle. 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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