There is stress in every relationship. Relationship tension can occasionally be caused by problems at work, with family, or with friends.

Couples issues can also lead to tension, such as an argument, conflicting demands or requirements, or feeling neglected. Despite being prevalent, stress can be bad for relationships. People frequently suppress or keep their stress to themselves, which makes it challenging for their partners to empathise with them and offer assistance. The strongest of ties can suffer from relationship stress. People frequently become agitated, introverted, and less affectionate when under a lot of stress.

Additionally, they have less time for recreational pursuits, which causes partner estrangement. Eventually, the relationships become more surface-level, couples retreat even more, and there is an increase in conflict, anguish, and estrangement. Stress causes us to display our worst traits. We are overly vigilant and sensitive to criticism because we lack cognitive resources.

If relationship stress was already a problem, it will rise tenfold when external pressures are factored into the equation since we are more irritated and more inclined to argue over things we’d typically drop. People may be less able to listen, show interest, and empathy when they are under stress from a disagreement. Stress puts additional strain on the relationship and negatively impacts our physical and emotional wellbeing.

Couples should discuss what stresses them out, what they need when they’re stressed, and what those things are. When it comes to relationships and stress, your connection is crucial. It feels wonderful when you and your lover are emotionally in tune. Nothing compares to having a strong emotional connection that allows you to rely on one another through difficulties. 

Every couple experiences relationship stress at some point, but you may choose to comfort one another and work on helpful strategies to support one another. By keeping an open line of communication with your spouse, you’ll discover chances to show your love and support for them while also strengthening your bond. Learning how to manage your stress and relationships will help you both in the long run.

Importance of Professional Counseling: A friend or family member may listen to you, but they aren’t professionally, technically qualified or experienced to offer you professional advice. If you wish you can contact us at MindTribe to receive help from our team of expert psychologists.


MindTribe Founder Dr. Prerna Kohli, India’s eminent psychologist, established the company to leverage the strength of the online to make counseling affordable and accessible to everyone. MindTribe provides counseling, workshops, support groups, forums, and eLearning.

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Anurakta Singh is a psychologist at You can learn more about her by clicking here

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