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Coping With Stress in Your Marriage

Burnout and Stress Can Devastate Your Marriage

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The impact of stress and burnout on a marriage can be devastating. Here are some tips on handling stress.

When any of these symptoms start to creep into your marriage, make time together to step back and re-evaluate your life style and commitment to one another.

Do this in a positive way so that you are not creating more stress for one another. Point out to each other the areas of your marriage relationship that are running smoothly.

Physical Symptoms:

  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Poor appetite or overeating
  • Frequent colds, flu, other illnesses

Emotional Symptoms:

  • More arguments
  • Sexual and intimacy problems
  • More anger, irritation
  • Low toleration level
  • Anxious
  • Depressed
  • Tense

How to Cope with Stress:

  • Eat healthy foods
  • Get enough sleep
  • Drink water throughout the day
  • Make time for exercise
  • Have some fun and laugh more
  • As a couple, try to spend some time alone together
  • Be supportive of one another

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