Stress is the root of many problems in marriage. As a Marriage and Family Therapist as well as a certified Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist (EFT) based in Dubai, I see how many couples suffer from stress and struggle to stay connected. Marital stress not only damages the relationship, but it also causes many health issues such as heart disease. As a marriage counselor and couples’ therapist I can reassure you that stress in the marriage is avoidable. Here are three tips to help you reduce stress in your marriage:
- Be Aware of Your Stressful Triggers and Communicate Them Openly
Being conscious of what triggers your stress is extremely important as awareness is the first step to overcome stress. If the trigger is a result of lack of personal space or personal time, then make sure to take care of yourself so that you can be present with your partner in a loving way. If the trigger is from your partner behaving in a certain way, then make sure to communicate this to your partner in a clear and respective way that brings you closer instead of escalating the tension.
- Make the Relationship a Priority
Small stuff happens in any marriage that can lead to conflict unless the couple choose being happy in the relationship over being right. Evidence shows that couples who let go of small stuff and forgive each other are much more satisfied in their marriage. So instead of focusing on what could stress you out in the relationship, focus on the strengths of your partner and always remember the good moments. In other words, let go of grudges because you will both suffer.
- Create a Balance in Your Life
Marriage is about sharing and cooperating so when one partner finds themselves doing more in the relationship than the other this could cause resentment and lead to stress. It is important to be clear about your individual roles and responsibilities and try to make it as balanced as possible so that it feels fair for all. Stress usually happens when one partner feels overwhelmed from the excessive responsibilities. So, remember that you are a team, and the goal is to support one another.
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If you would like to create a stronger connection with your partner, then now is the time to be proactive and get engaged in couples counseling and couples’ therapy. Marriage and family therapy help you strengthen your relationship and become better partners and parents for your children. It is important to understand that involving an experienced, caring and non-judgmental couples’ therapist can make a huge difference. As a Marriage and Family Therapist based in Dubai, I work with couples from all over the world to overcome the challenges they face in their relationship. Marriage counseling in Dubai and Couples therapy in Dubai are extremely effective. So, if you are searching for a professional and a highly qualified marriage counselor and couple’s therapist that is an ICEEFT certified Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist (EFT) in Dubai, to help you get through your difficult times, please reach out to me. I meet my clients face to face in my office in Dubai or do marriage and family counseling online via zoom. So if you are anywhere in the world and feel like speaking to a Family and Couples Counselor and doing couples therapy at the convenience of your home please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org or WhatsApp me on 00971502369395.