Relationship Minute: What do you need when you’re stressed?

When you’re really stressed at work, does it help to talk about it when you get home?

Or do you just need space to decompress?

Does your partner handle stress the same way?

If you’re not sure, ask.

We do know that a daily stress-reducing conversation keeps external stress from spilling over into your relationship, but it doesn’t have to happen right when you walk in the door.

The last thing you want to do when your partner is stressed is to stress them out even more.

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The Relationship Minute from The Gottman Institute, dated 11 July 2019. You can sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday morning.