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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To The Grandmothers Who Made Us The Women We Are Today

Sincerely, the loving granddaughters.
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The relationship between a grandmother and her granddaughter is something so uniquely special and something to be treasured forever.

Your grandma loves you like you are her own daughter and adores you no matter what. She is the first person you run to when you have a problem with your parents and she never fails to grace you with the most comforting advice.

She may be guilty of spoiling you rotten but still makes sure to stress the importance of being thankful and kind.

Your grandma has most likely lived through every obstacle that you are experiencing now as a young adult and always knows just exactly what to say.

She grew up in another generation where things were probably much harder for young women than they are today.

She is a walking example of perseverance, strength, and grace who you aim to be like someday.

Your grandma teaches you the lessons she had to learn the hard way because she does not want you to make the same mistakes she did when she was growing up.

Her hugs never fail to warm your heart, her smile never fails to make you smile, and her laugh never fails to brighten your day.

She inspires you to be the best version of yourself that you can be.

You only hope that one day you can be the mother and grandmother she was to you.

A piece of girl’s heart will forever belong to her grandma that no one could ever replace.

She is the matriarch of your family and is the glue that holds you all together.

Grandmothers play such an important role in helping their granddaughters to grow into strong, intelligent, kind women.

She teaches you how to love and how to forgive.

Without the unconditional love of your grandma, you would not be the woman you are today.

To all of the grandmothers out there, thank you for being you.

Sincerely,

the loving granddaughters

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He held her up

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and then one day, she stopped pursuing the things of this world

she picked up God's armor

prepared herself with the spirit's sword

and from then on, God never let go of her

she stumbled often

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sometimes she doubted

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she would stress over how to win the battles

He would reassure her that peace would soon be restored

while she was fretting over those small battles,

He'd already won the war

through every hardship he was with her

whenever she felt alone, he reminded her that she was not

whenever she began trusting in herself, He reminded her to surrender

a love as great as the Lord's could never be bought

she deserved no grace at all

but he blessed her beyond compare

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lifted her burdens when she cast her cares

she does the best she can to devote her life to Him

and though she falls short of his glory

he loves her and sees beauty when all she sees is a girl who's broken

He keeps her going because His mercies are new every morning


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