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All relationships, even the strongest ones, have problems. Two people, no matter the amount of love they hold for each other, will eventually have conflicts because they are both different individuals with different states of mind and are trying to share one life together, conflicts are bound to happen, it's a part of human nature and strong couples are strong couples because they know how to end conflicts fast and easily. Stress caused due to conflicts can badly damage a relationship, even the strongest of relationships. Here are eight simple ways to reduce relationship stress. Let's begin.
8. Don't hide even the smallest of thing
No matter how small something may be, don't hide it, even the slightest of things can grow with time if you let them, so it's better to just speak the truth. Transparency is extremely vital for any relationship to work, the moment you start hiding something from your partner is the moment you've started cheating on them. Cheating doesn't only mean being physical with someone else, anything that you have to hide from your partner is considered cheating. Even if you thing hiding something could be harmless as long as they don't find out, but sooner or later, they will. Complete and strong transparency is one of the easiest ways to have a calm and stress-free relationship.
7. Leave the past behind
The past will haunt you forever if you let it, it can ruin your current and future relationships as long as you let it, and it can do a lot of damage. The easy way out of this sort of stress is to not be in a relationship as long as you still get haunted by your past, learn to let go of it on your own completely. If you're in a relationship and you sometimes get upset about the past, fix it, let go of the harsh realities of your past for the sake of your relationship and for the sake of your future. We all have a lot of baggage, we will always carry that baggage, but as long as all of the baggage isn't making you fall or trip, you're good to go.
6. Don't keep unrealistic expectations
We all expect from the people we love, we expect them to be there, we expect them to care, we expect them to listen to us, all of said expectations are very natural and realistic, problems start happening when people start keeping unrealistic expectations from each other. You'll slowly become a burden on your partner if you start keeping unrealistic expectations from them, it's very damaging for your partner because it makes them feel like they just can't make you happy even if they try their everything. This sort of negative behavior causes a lot of stress between relationships and they can permanently damage them. Keep realistic expectations from each other.
5. Don't try to change anything about one another
A relationship is pure and strong as long as both partners love each other for who they are and not who they can change each other into. The person who truly loves you will never ask you to change for them, they'll love you for who you are and they'll also boost your self confidence by having faith in the person you are and the qualities you represent. They are going to know all of your flaws and still love you the same because your flaws are a big part of who you are, that is what true love is all about, no selfishness and complete acceptance without complaining everyday.
4. Listen to each other
Communication is key in every relationship, the key to complete happiness. A strong level of communication brings two people closer than anything else, if you can be comfortable enough with each other to talk your heart out and listen with complete presence of mind, you're going to have a stress-free relationship. When your partner wants to talk to you, they want you to really listen to them, listen to them and pay attention while doing so. Don't just nod your head and try to quickly end the conversation, just lend them your ears and just be there for one another.
3. No assumptions
Assumptions can cripple the most stable of relationships, they work like the strongest of poisons and slowly kill the relationship. One small assumption can lead to a lot of smaller assumptions which lead to bigger assumptions and a lot of insecurities in the future, so it's better to either just speak your mind with your partner or just have faith and trust in your partner and don't let yourself start assuming things. Clear the air, talk it out, if you feel insecure about something just talk it through and don't let it become something it's not, don't let it blow out of proportion and just talk about it with each other. You'll be saving yourself and your partner from a lot of stress.
2. Individual lifestyles
The key to a stress-free relationship is to never get too caught up in the relationship to forget your own way of life, your own social life and your friends. The moment when you forget your own life and just get completely involved in your relationship, that's the moment when you slowly start losing yourself as an individual and your relationship will be the only thing you care for, your relationship will control all of your emotions and all of your decisions, that's insanely harmful for any human being! Don't forget your own life, give sufficient time to your friends and family and don't make them feel like the relationship has changed you in any way. Give each other enough space to have personal and different social lives, it also increases the amount of trust between you two.
1. Always be there for each other
A strong relationship requires endless support from both sides, our partners are one of the strongest sources of support for us and we seek their help whenever we find ourselves stuck or lost. Always spend sufficient time with each other and make sure you're always there for them when they need to, your presence means a lot to them even if they don't feel like talking, they'll still be glad you were there when they were at their lowest and darkest of times.
Question of the day
How do you make your relationship stress-free? Leave your answers in the comments below, the best answer will get a rule made for them on the page. As always, stay blessed and keep the love alive!