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5 Tips For Avoiding Relationship Stress
January 23, 2009

~~ Love Is In The Air... ~~

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Valentine's day is around the corner. It's the time to show that special someone how much you care. Unfortunately not all relationships are filled with love.

Your relationships with others can bring you joy, but also stress. Learning how to manage them can make a big difference. Here are 5 tips for relationship stress management:

~~ 5 Tips: Avoiding Relationship Stress ~~

1.) Consider The Differences: We are not all alike, and will not receive things the same. Try to consider how the other person will receive what you're dishing out with your actions and words. You can't please everyone, but being aware and a little considerate can be the difference between a stressful encounter and an enjoyable one.

2.) Choose Your Battles Wisely: You can't win them all. If you try to, you may lose out on a great relationship. Learn to identify the unimportant things, and let them go. Looking at the big picture will help you keep things in perspective.

3.) Let It Out: Most of the time the only person who remembers a hurtful encounter with words is the one who was hurt. Don't try to carry it around. It will either eat you up inside or cause you to lash out. Let the person know how their actions made you may be surprised to find they had no idea. Someone who truly cares will not intentionally repeat the action once you make them aware.

4.) Know Yourself: Take the time to identify what you want and need in a relationship. You will find it hard to avoid relationship stress if you and your partner are mismatched.

5.) Make Time To De-Stress: Give your body an opportunity to come down from the days stress. This will keep you from taking it out on those around you.

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