Relationship Skills and Stress Relief
Take The Communication Skills Self Test
Communication skills have a significant impact on a relationship's stress level. Do you relate to others assertively, or do you cause unnecessary additional conflict and stress in your life with aggressive, passive or passive-aggressive styles of relating to others? Take the Communication Skills to find out!
How To Deal With Difficult People
Ever wonder how to deal with difficult people? Or do you know from experience, trial and error? Find tips on how to deal with difficult people from others who know, or share your best tips.
Handling Difficult People - Top Tips for Handling Difficult People
Difficult people can cause significant amounts of stress, whether they mean to or not. Because we may encounter difficult people in all areas of life, it's important to have effective strategies for handling difficult people. Read a selection of proven tips for handling difficult people, and share your own best strategies that have worked for...
Common Marriage Problems and Solutions
Many couples face marriage problems that they work through. Such challenges don’t 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.
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...
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...
Boundaries in Relationships and Stress
Boundaries can sometimes make or break a relationship--or make the difference between a stressful and a stress-relieving bond. Learn more about relationship boundaries, and how they pertain to stress.
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.
Become Adept at Dealing With Difficult People
Dealing with difficult people is never easy. But while it may be better for your stress level and even improve your health to eliminate strained relationships from your life, it's not always a simple undertaking when the difficult people are relatives, co-workers, or people you otherwise must have in your life. What to do? These tips on...
Setting Boundaries For Stress Management
Setting boundaries can be challenging, but presents a path to less stress and frustration in your relationships, and, ultimately, greater relationship resilience. Learn about the importance of setting boundaries, see how to tell if you need clearer boundaries, and find tools for boundary-setting in your life.
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!
The Whys and Hows of Letting Go of a Relationship That Stresses You
Letting go of a relationship is never easy. We gain so much from friends and loved ones, that we often hold onto relationships that are no longer good for us out of habit or loyalty. Read why negative relationships can actually harm you, and find a step-by-step plan to help you decide where to draw the line in letting go of a relationship that...
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.
The Benefits of Forgiveness
Betrayal, aggression, and just plain insensitivity: there are a million ways that people can hurt us, and forgiveness isn’t always easy. Learn why forgiveness is important for your own wellbeing, and find forgiveness resources to get you started.
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!
Using Anger Management for Stress Relief
Uncontrolled anger causes many problems in regards to relationships, individual health and happiness. These anger management tips can help you prevent unnecessary anger, and manage your anger in a healthy way.
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!
The Importance of Apologizing
Apologizing is an underrated relationship skill that can bring real healing, peace, and stress relief in the face of conflict. Apologizing doesn't have to be difficult, and can come from a place of strength. Here's what you need to know about the importance of apologizing.
How To Apologize Sincerely
You may want to repair damage in a relationship, but if you don't know how to apologize sincerely, you can actually make things worse! Effective apologies are simple if you know what to say. Here are some easy tips on how to apologize sincerely.
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.
Apologized - Best and Worst Ways People Have Apologized
What are the most or least effective ways people have apologized to you? What are the best and worst ways you've apologized to others? Share your stories on ways you've been apologized to, or how you've apologized to others. And see how others have been affected by apologies.