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Marriage Stress and Stress Relief

Learn everything you need to know about the effects of a happy marriage and a conflicted marriage, and find ways to keep your relationships healthy.

Common Marriage Problems and Solutions
Many couples face marriage problems that they work through. Such challenges dont naturally lead to divorce, but can even strengthen a relationship, depending on how they are handled. The following are some of the most popular sources of and solutions to marital stress and marriage problems.

Happy Marriage - Happy Marriage Tips
Having a happy marriage takes work, but brings many benefits. What are your best tips for maintaining a happy marriage? See what other readers have to say, and add your best tips to the list!

Happy Marriage - How To Have A Happy Marriage
A happy marriage can be a great buffer against stress, while an unhappy marriage can be a major cause. What about marital boredom, and what role does stress play in marriage? Learn about ingredients of a happy marriage and how to maintain one!

The Benefits of Forgiveness
Betrayal, aggression, and just plain insensitivity: there are a million ways that people can hurt us, and forgiveness isnt always easy. Learn why forgiveness is important for your own wellbeing, and find forgiveness resources to get you started.

How To Forgive
Forgiveness brings many benefits to those who do the forgiving. While everyone may have a unique perspective on how to forgive, the following strategies have been proven effective for a variety of people.

Conflict in Relationships - The Toll of Relationship Conflict
Conflict in relationships is inevitable. However, poorly handled conflict can have a heavy negative impact on your relationships and other areas of your life. Learn more about the negative toll of conflict, and find resources for healthy conflict resolution.

Conflict Resolution Skills for Healthy Relationships
Conflict resolution skills are vital to the health and longevity of a relationship. These research-backed conflict resolution tips can help spare you the stress of unresolved conflict in your relationships, and enable you to create more lasting harmony! Try these simple and effective conflict resolution techniques!

Love and Happiness: Find Them, and Relieve Stress, Too!
Love and happiness are both important to have in your life. And not only is love an important part of happiness, it can be a key stress reliever as well. Learn more about the link between stress, love and happiness, and find resources to find more love and happiness in your life!

Relationships and Stress Management: How To Improve Your Relationships With...
Social support is a great stress reliever, but relationships can also be a major source of stress. As conflict is virutally inevitable in any relationship, here are ten important tips on managing conflict in a respectful way that yields positive results, rather than damaging your connection and causing additional stress.

Relationships and Stress: The Ten Worst Ways to Handle Conflict
Conventional wisdom (and research) says that good communication can improve relationships, increasing intimacy, trust and support. The converse is also true: poor communication can weaken bonds, creating mistrust and even contempt! Here are some examples of negative and even destructive attitudes and communication patterns that can really mess...

Relationship Skills for Stress Management: How To Be A Good Listener
Social support from friendships can have profound stress management and health benefits. Learn how to strengthen your relationships by practicing good listening skills that will enable you to support friends and loved ones who are facing stress and crisis. Being a good listener yourself will most likely bring you a supportive ear when you need...

The Benefits of Assertiveness
Assertiveness is a skill that not only helps with marriage and interpersonal relationships, but can reduce stress and help you attain more balance at home, at work and in life. Learn more about assertiveness, aggressiveness and passivity, and see how assertiveness training can improve your life.

Sex and Stress Management: The Stress-Relieving Benefits of Sex, and How to...
Sex can have great stress management benefits! Unfortunately, people who are experiencing a lot of stress can feel a decrease in libido. Learn more about the tension-relieving benefits of sex, and find techniques to manage stress and improve your sex life at the same time!

How To Use Assertive Communication For Stress Management
Here's a helpful guide on how to develop assertive communication skills to reduce stress in your life and improve your relationships.

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