While some couples appear to have a perfect relationship and marriage, you may not know how hard they have worked to beat a series of challenges, which is why they make it look so easy. Where an individual suffers from a high level of stress, either from their work, their financial situation, their family or their partner, it may lead to difficulties within their personal relationship or marriage. Relationship counsellors can help individuals and couples understand more about stress to find ways to relieve the levels, to improve the relationship.
Illness Causes High Levels of Stress
Although a man-cold can be highly stressful for both partners, chronic and serious illnesses can create high levels of stress for both partners. The individual who is ill may struggle to complete many day-to-day tasks, which then require finishing by the other partner, when they are already becoming stressed due to the extra time and skills required with looking after their loved one.
Stress levels can also be increased when partners have different views about how their children should be educated, financed or disciplined.
Communication Is Important
When you do not know what is happening within a relationship, it is often because there is a lack of communication and one individual is making decisions without acknowledging their partner’s input.
Stress threatens to pull the stability of a relationship apart. It is the relationship counsellor’s skills that will help the partners understand why the stress levels are so high. After each partner has had the opportunity to express their feelings and to explain how the stress levels are affecting the relationship, they will be able to move forwards by recognizing what causes the stress and finding ways to solve the difficulty before it becomes too much pressure to handle.
Two willing partners who are prepared to address their stress-related difficulties, with relationship counsellors, will find that most of these issues can be managed by learning new skills or adjusting and updating old ideas that have been allowed to develop poor habits.