Some Tips to Help You Avoid Relationship Problems During Stressful Times

Some Tips to Help You Avoid Relationship Problems During Stressful Times

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Personally, right now, my life is under a lot of stress. But in my relationship, we are avoiding any relationship problems. It’s the least stressful part of my life. I handle stress in my life pretty well, but I know that’s because I have a relationship that is consistently a happy and comfortable place to turn to.

When you are under a lot of stress in your life it can quickly create relationship problems in your intimate relationship. These relationship problems just add more stress in your life and soon the never-ending circle of stress makes it hard to get out of.

But if you can stop relationship problems from happening, and maintain a positive relationship even while the rest of the world is going crazy, then you have a positive and grounding place to go to and relax, recuperate, and distress.

Some Tips to Avoid Relationship Problems

1. Don’t Blame Your Partner

It can be easy to blame your partner for outside stress, even if they are not responsible. They are around you every day and if you do not accept that the stress is created by you or no one then you can quickly blame the next best thing – your partner.

2. Don’t ‘Take It Out’ on Your Partner.

It’s been said that we sometimes treat strangers better than we treat our intimate partners, and it’s true! You would never be rude with a stranger because your boss treated you horribly today, but with your partner you may be more likely to express your negative emotions and try to make them feel just as bad as you do.

3. Make Your Time Together Positive

Your partner is there for you when you need to complain and get things off your chest, but that should not be all your relationship is about! If you don’t spend positive and joyful time together then you will find that relationship problems will quickly appear.

Try spending most of your time together laughing and making each other feel good. Try talking about good things and focusing on good aspects of your life together. Bring joy to each other when no one else can and you will find that your relationship will continuously grow stronger.

Incorporate these 3 tips into your life today and you will find that your relationship will always be a great place to turn to.

Relationship problems that come from taking it out on your partner, blame, and not spending positive time together are bitterness, anger, resentment, and a constant need to fight it out. That’s not how you should spend your time with the most intimate person in your life.

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Sometimes when you see someone all the time, you take that person and their friendship for granted. When you don't get to see one of your favorite people very often, the times when you're together are truly appreciated.

2. You always have someone to give unbiased advice.

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3. You always have someone to text and FaceTime.

While there may be hundreds of miles between you, they're also just a phone call away. You know they'll always be there for you even when they can't physically be there.

4. You can plan fun trips to visit each other.

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14 Things You Relate To If You Grew Up WithOUT Any Cousins

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It always shocks every person who hears me state that I do not have any cousins. For some reason, this is just hard for people to really believe when it's actually not something impossible. I think we are all just so used to large families that it sounds weird when people say that they have no cousins. Yet, it is definitely a potential reality, and actually impossible if each of your parents is the only child to your grandparents.

Here are 14 things that you can relate to if you grew up without any cousins.

1. Nobody believes you when you say that you don't have any cousins

I'm serious, for the tenth time.

2. Your grandparents spoil you

With no other grandchildren to worry about, it's pretty easy to do.

3. You don't understand when people say that cousins are your first best friends

My best friend was my first best friend.

4. You and your siblings are always the youngest people at family events

This was simultaneosuly a good thing and a bad thing.

5. You get all of the attention at holidays

Since you're the youngest one around, then distant relatives are always doting over you.

6. Everything you do is deemed awesome by your extended family because there is nobody to compete with

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7. You don't know how to hold babies

You're never around them so why would you?

8. Family photos are pretty easy to coordinate

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9. Other family members spoil you just because 

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10. The family will make comments regarding the potential for you to have a cousin as a justification for why they aren't doing something for you

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