Are you dealing with a stressed partner?
It is never been easy dealing with daily life demands. Your work gives you stress and pressure. Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to leave the stress at your office. In most cases, you bring it home.
If you are in a relationship, especially married, your partner may experience the same circumstance. He/she also suffer emotional turmoil.
The problem is that many symptoms of stress are usually unnoticed. You need to do something before problems arise. You need to find ways to determine the possible signs of stress.
So how will you know that you are dealing with a stressed partner?
In this article, let’s talk about three vital signs that your partner is stressed.
1. He/she may have no time for you
In a relationship, a bonding is really important. You need to spend time with your loved one during weekends or at least every evening after work. Unfortunately, a person who is mentally preoccupied may have difficulties in spending time talking about ordinary things. When this set up lingers, your relationship will be affected. So take action. Encourage your partner to take a vacation if necessary.
2. He/she is not interested in your story
When your partner is under stress, he/she may not pay much attention to whatever you say. This may be insulting on your part. But instead of igniting an argument, try to fix the gap. Understanding is badly needed in this situation. Ask your partner heartily about his/her current feelings. Maintain an eye contact when you do this. As long as possible, divert his/her attention from the problem he/she is experiencing.
3. He/she easily gets irritated
A stressed person hates noise. You know when your partner is stressed if he/she gets irritated when hearing your coughs or sneeze. Agitation leads to unfavorable response. In this case, you may minimize the things that make him/her irritated. Adjustment is a big part. Then, if the situation cools a little bit, talk to him/her calmly. Your understanding can be a key to resolution.
Noticing these behavioral changes indicate that your partner is stressed out. The best practice of dealing with a stressed partner is understanding.
But it may not be easy on your part. However, you need to remember that you have a vow. A relationship is not always sweet. In fact, sometimes, it is more of a hell than heaven.
If you really want your relationship to thrive, you need to do or avoid the things that break the bridge between you and your partner.
I’m a licensed psychometrician, author, and blogger. I’m currently working as a University instructor teaching psychology. I love writing and doing psychological research.