It can be really hard for partners to feel connected when they are stressed and let’s face it, life is stressful.
There are so many elements of daily life that can cause stress, and sometimes it can feel like one thing after another.
If you are feeling stressed out because stress seems to be ruining your bond with your partner, you have to put a stop to it now.
It is possible to manage stressors within your relationship and reduce their ability to cause harm.
Taking a few key steps can help to keep your relationship on track and positive.
HOW TO CONNECT WITH YOUR PARTNER WHEN YOU ARE BOTH STRESSED
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REDUCE INDIVIDUAL STRESS
You can’t always be responsible for how someone else feels. You can only really control how you, as a person feel.
Do things for yourself that you enjoy. The most important thing you can do is find a way to change your perspective.
When facing a difficult situation, it is important to learn how to approach that with a positive outlook.
Remind yourself that you will get through this too.
Changing the amount of stress you are feeling, can change the way you approach situations with your partner in a positive way.
HELP YOUR PARTNER RELAX
While it is true that you can’t control how your partner feels, you can have a bit of an influence.
If you find your partner is stressing over things that you can help with, then take action and offer to lend a helping hand.
Offer support in a way that your partner responds positively to, whether they need a shoulder to cry on, or space to relax in.
This can help to relieve some stress and also help to increase your connection.
SET ASIDE TIME
When you are stressed or overwhelmed it may feel like you have no time to connect with your partner.
Setting aside even 10 minutes after the kids are in bed to debrief about your days can really help.
Talk about the good things in life and the struggles you are facing too.
Communication is a key part of connecting. Being sure to set aside even a few minutes for one-on-one time, even during the stressful seasons of life, will help you stay connected in your relationship.
ASK FOR HELP
Your partner can not always provide for all your needs on every level.
Sometimes your partner will be stressed or too overworked to be able to provide you with an effective and helping hand, or the other way around.
When both of you are having a hard time meeting the other’s needs, there is nothing wrong with requesting the help of relatives, friends or even a therapist.
There are many ways to ensure that you connect with your partner, even when stress is present.
The most important thing is that you face the facts and pay attention to what’s happening around you.
Don’t let stress ruin the connection you have with your partner, instead work together to combat the stress as a team.
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