If you’re significant other is having a tough time at work, or has been going through personal issues, there are things you can do as a loving partner to help them reduce their stress. For one, you can simply listen and be positive so that they have a stable, caring presence in their lives. Or, if you have the money, try treating them to a nice dinner. Whichever helpful method you choose, it is important to remember that all they need is someone to be there for them.
- Laughter releases endorphins that help combat stress, so share a funny story or watch a comedy with them.
- Take them out to eat for socialization and to release them of the burden of meal prep.
- Nature can have a positive impact on us, so go with them on a hike, bike ride, or picnic.
“It’s hard to watch a stressed loved one struggle, especially if they’re facing a lot of stress or dealing with a difficult time in their life. You want to help. but sometimes there isn’t much you can do, and you feel a little helpless as you watch them face their problems alone.”