This post contains some of the best relationship stress quotes.
Relationship Stress Quotes
1. “The unprecedented levels of stress both men and women are experiencing is taking a toll on our romantic relationships.” – John Gray, PH.D.
2. “We are often too busy or too tired to sustain feelings of attraction, motivation, and affection.” – John Gray, PH.D.
3. “Everyday stress drains our energy and patience and leaves us feeling too exhausted or overwhelmed to enjoy and support each other.” – John Gray, PH.D.
4. “I have witnessed a new trend in relationships linked to increasing stress. Both couples and singles believe they are too busy or too exhausted to resolve their relationship issues, and often think their partners are either too demanding or just too different to understand.” – John Gray, PH.D.
5. “Attempting to cope with the increasing stress of working for a living, both men and women feel neglected at home.” – John Gray, PH.D.
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6. “While some couples experience increasing tension, others have just given up, sweeping their emotional needs under the carpet. They may get along, but the passion is gone.” – John Gray, PH.D.
7. “Men and women have always had challenges in their relationships, but with the added stress of our modern lifestyles, these challenges have become bigger.” – John Gray, PH.D.
8. “With increasing stress in the outside world, our needs at home have dramatically changed. Without an understanding of our partners’ new needs for coping with stress, we can actually make things worse while trying to make things better.” – John Gray, PH.D.
9. “Men and women not only respond to stress in unique ways, but the kind of support they need to relieve their stress is different as well.” – John Gray, PH.D.
10. “With equal rights, higher education, sexual liberation, and greater financial independence, women today have more choices to create a better life than ever before, but we are all more stressed at home.” – John Gray, PH.D.
11. “When you learn to cope more effectively with stress and remember the gender differences that are hardwired into our brains, you will blame stress, rather than your partner, for your problems. Instead of waiting for your partner to change, you will learn how to lower your own stress levels.” – John Gray, PH.D.
12. “Since men and women do not respond to stress in the same way, the kinds of support we require to relieve stress differ. What helps men release stress can be the opposite of what helps women feel better.” – John Gray, PH.D.
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13. “. To various degrees, women want a sympathetic partner, eager to talk about the stresses of the day, who will share all the domestic responsibilities and duties.” – John Gray, PH.D.
14. “The truth is, stress can drive a wedge between us. By learning how to support ourselves and our partners at times of greater stress, we can learn to lower stress levels.” – John Gray, PH.D.
15. “Problems and demands emerge when we are under stress. Our unrealistic expectations surface when we attempt to get our partner’s help to lower our stress.” – John Gray, PH.D.
16. “The problem is never just our partner, but our own inability to cope with stress. When we learn how we can deal with stress more effectively and help our partners cope, the grip of our unrealistic demands is easily released.” – John Gray, PH.D.
17. “Many women today are under so much stress that they are simply unable to feel their needs.” – John Gray, PH.D.
18. “Instead of seeing our different stress reactions as a problem, we need to recognize that our attempts to change our partners are most often the real problem.” – John Gray, PH.D.
19. “. By taking more time to listen to her many details, a man helps his partner to come back to a more centered and stress-free perspective.” – John Gray, PH.D.
20. “Once the newness of love wears off, familiarity and routine set in. Feel-good hormone levels begin to drop, and stress levels begin to rise.” – John Gray, PH.D.
21. “Being in love stimulates a cascade of hormones that temporarily lowers stress levels.” – John Gray, PH.D.
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- Portions of this article were adapted from the book Why Mars & Venus Collide, © 2008 by John Gray, PH.D.. All rights reserved.