When one spouse is dealing with stress in their lives it can strain the relationship. Stress isn’t always the cause of a single big event, but can be even worse as an underlying lesser than a big event stress that is just kind of always there brewing under the surface.
Stress that is carried around by your spouse can be misunderstood as a relationship problem, and if not dealt with in the marriage can lead to being dealt with outside the marriage (wink, wink, say no more).
Here are 3 things you can do about dealing with stress in your marriage…
- Let your spouse know that you are feeling a little stressed. If you suspect your spouse is stressed about something, ask them. Ladies, your man may not admit to being stressed because to him it could be like admitting he can’t handle something, so you may have to ask him some questions. You want to know it’s stress, because you don’t need to wrongly assume he’s not interested in you any more.
- If you suspect stress is invading your marriage you may need to take the initiative to plan a date night, according their love language, that will help in the communication and re-connection of your relationship. The world is a stressful place and as we near the end of time, it’s just getting worse. The best thing you have going this side of eternity is your marriage so strengthen it now while you still have it.
- Pray for your spouse and allow the Holy Spirit to help encourage them and work out God’s divine intervention to the things necessary to resolve the issues that are at the root of their stress.