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5 Things that Put a Huge Strain on Your Relationship

5 Things that Put a Huge Strain on Your Relationship

Long-term relationships are hard work. When we’re young, we dream of finding our soul mate, settling down and living happily ever after; we don’t think about the work that goes into making a relationship work. But, it does take effort, and it’s important to realize this so that you don’t just give up at the first sign of trouble. Even the happiest of marriages have the occasional blip; it’s how you come through them that makes you perfect for each other. What makes a relationship work is different for all of us, but there are a few things that almost universally put a strain on them. That’s not to say that these things should be avoided, just that you should be prepared and give your relationship more time and attention when it needs it.

 

The Internet

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This is a huge change that modern relationships are facing. Our parents and grandparents either spent time together, or they didn’t. In today’s society, we spend time together, sat next to each other in fact, giving our phones and social media feeds all of our attention. We sit together, sharing our day with strangers online, barely communicating at all.

 

Social media, the internet and smartphones are fantastic tools. But, when you start giving them more attention that you give the people in your home, it’s time to take a step back. Leave your phones in other rooms occasionally and give each other your full attention.

 

Moving to A New House

 

Moving to a new house is tough. It takes a lot of time, effort and hard work, and your relationship can easily get neglected, especially if you don’t 100% agree on your new home or your reasons for moving. Try to make sure you are on the same page, talk everything through, be honest with each other and use a removalist to make sure the move itself is as easy and stress-free as possible.

 

Vacations

 

Vacations should be a fantastic stress-free time. In reality, they’re often not. We put huge amounts of pressure on ourselves and each other to have a great time, which can cause arguments and friction. Instead, be spontaneous, and relax. Just enjoy being together away from home.

 

Money

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Money is one of the leading causes of arguments in most marriages. We worry about it, we argue about it, we disagree on what to do with it, and if we haven’t got enough of it, we lay blame with each other. It’s important to start as you mean to go on with money. Always be honest and talk to your partner about what’s going on and never rush into a financial decision without consulting them first, even if it’s your money.

 

Family

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Family is another cause of strain in relationships. If you get on with each other’s family and enjoy spending equal time with both sides, then you should count yourself lucky. For many of us, it’s a constant battle. Learn to compromise, and to bite your lip for the good of your relationship.

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Rest to Feel Better

By Tia Cristy

Rest to Feel Better

It seems like we, as humans, need to be moving 190mph at all times or we might just miss an opportunity nowadays. But even the fastest of performance vehicles that were built to go that fast need to stop at some point. Anxiety is a something we all have encountered at one point or another. We feel this over many things, but the sure-shot way to feel anxious is if you feel like you should be doing something when you’re not. In today’s society most movers and shakers can’t even remember what it means to take time to rest.

What it Means to Rest

Resting isn’t closing your eyes and sleeping the day away. Although, we may need that for a day if we are sick or something. However, you must remember too much sleep can make you more tired and more anxious. The case of resting that we are discussing here, is taking your fast-internal momentum down a notch. It’s giving a break to the crazy daily demands we put on ourselves. Resting doesn’t mean being inactive.

Things to Do When Resting

Sometimes engulfing your senses into a long film can bring on a great rest. But it’s not always the best case if it’s a high-thrilling action movie unless that’s your thing. Science has shown, people burn a good number of calories watching exercise videos because the brain believes it is taking part in the activity. It’s the same concept watching a movie. Watching a movie that makes you use your brain to guess the plot can be a great source because our brains are a constant that have a need to be in use at all times.

Another resting activity could be playing games. Board games with the family or playing online games like BoomTownBingo have a way of relaxing our bodies, yet continue to provide that needed brain food. Steer away from the escaping hours on social media. Science has discovered using only social media as a resting outlet does not feed the brain and can cause adverse reactions of increasing anxiety.

Reading is an ultimate way to rest. Reading causes you to use the brain in the most efficient ways whether you are holding a physical paper or reading from a device. A good book can force you to use your imagination while your body stays in a constant resting pose. Reading articles or non-fiction causes the brain to learn and retain new information. Transforming your brain into another universe of words for even just six minutes a day has the ability to reduce stress and anxiety by two-thirds according to the latest research.

Why Do We Need Rest?

It’s more important, now than ever, to take rest in our daily lives. When we take time to rest, we feel better physically, mentally and emotionally. Resting results in less accidents on the road or in the work place. People are quicker to problem-solve. People that take time to rest are less likely to suffer from depression. Well-rested people a less aggressive and agitated. People have a higher immune system to fight-off germs when they partake in a routine of resting.

With that said, take a rest. Be happy, feel productive and have an overall better outlook in life.

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