The implications of stressed workers bringing those issues into their relationships often manifest themselves in full-blown conflicts. When we become stressed, we are more likely to let out the ugly parts of ourselves, often engaging in conflict and negative behaviors like screaming (39%) and name-calling (34%).
This issue can segue to feelings of insecurity and even infidelity. Of the partners we surveyed in high-stress jobs, those feeling more pressure at work were two times more likely to spend time with somebody other than their partner and lie about it.
Learning healthy conflict resolution and stress management can help a partnership, from day-to-day interactions to what goes on in the bedroom. If it’s too difficult to remedy these issues between the two of you, consider visiting a sex therapist together to uncover what led to these intimacy difficulties and how to recover the relationship.
Defeating the Grip of Work-Related Stress
If you feel like work is stretching you beyond your limit, you’re probably feeling the burden on your relationship, too. Being connected at all hours of the day (or night) and dealing with job stress might feel challenging, and it may be difficult to discuss these issues with your partner (especially if you know your stress is having an effect on the relationship). A simple way to begin tackling that stress could be adding CBD oil to your daily routine; there are plenty of reputable manufacturers around the country that can advise what will work best for you.
If you need extra help, Remedy Review offers tips and tricks to manage stress. In time, you may find your relationship improving for the better–even if the relationship is already great and you just want to take things to the next level.
Methodology and Limitations
We surveyed over 1,000 respondents using the Amazon MTurk service, focusing on a core sample of 879 people based on their relationship status and amount of work-related stress they or their partner experienced. 423 respondents reported on their personal work stress, and 456 respondents reported on their partner’s work stress. 448 respondents were female, 429 were male, and two did not identify as male or female. To ensure that all respondents were taking our survey seriously, they were required to identify and correctly answer an attention-check question. Our margin of error is +-3% with a 95% confidence interval.
Stress levels were self-reported by respondents. Those who reported “no” or “slight” amounts of work stress were categorized as “Low Stress” and those who reported “moderate” to “significant” amounts of work stress were categorized as “High Stress.”
In many cases, questions and responses have been rephrased for clarity or brevity. To help ensure statistical accuracy, outliers have been removed where appropriate. These data rely on self-reporting, and strict statistical testing has not been performed. Potential issues with self-reported data include but are not limited to exaggeration, selective memory, and attribution errors on the part of respondents.
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