8 Positive Life Events That Can Stress Your Relationship

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  1. mzklever says:

    Two of the worst times in our marriage were when we bought our first house together and when we were looking for the second one. Because our first one sold pretty much within minutes, we were essentially homeless for almost two months, one month of which was spent living in a single hotel room with two large dogs, a talkative tuxedo cat, and a teenage girl. Talk about STRESS! We ended up in a crappy house out of necessity, but it is walking distance to my husband’s office. In a city with serious traffic, that lack of commute is not to be underestimated. He has turned down jobs because the slight raise in pay just didn’t make up for the increase in responsibility on top of the increase in commute. Because of the location, we get to have lunch together fairly often, it’s nothing for him to stop at the store on the way home, and he gets to sleep (or snuggle) a little later in the mornings; all things that are priceless. Besides, having a mortgage that is about 15% of our monthly income is the number one way to be sure to keep our stress levels as low as possible!!!

    • Yikes! That sounds seriously stressful! And it also sounds like you made some very smart choices with regards to your house and careers. And I bet that “crappy” house felt like a castle after that hotel room!!:)

  2. Patrick says:

    Great summary of positive life stress events. After surviving all except retirement (plus a boatload of negative in the past 7 years), I hopeful that the vast majority in your list are behind me. The ones still ahead will be approached with the wisdom gained along the way.

  1. February 20, 2016

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