Reducing the Stress on Your Marriage
Part of the Making Marriage Work For Dummies Cheat Sheet
Negative stress effects your emotion and physical well-being, as well as your marriage. Take time to identify the source of your stress and then utilize these tips to reduce stress on yourself and your marriage:
Talk to a friend.
Find time in your day to do something that makes you feel good.
Keep your sense of humor — even in difficult situations.
Don’t dwell on your mistakes.
Forgive yourself and your partner.
Don’t expect perfection — from your partner or yourself.
Find ways to take care of your partner — and yourself.
Change the scenery.
Eliminate unnecessary pressure and people.