5 Ways to Support Your Stressed-Out Partner


Take the pressure down

Wouldn’t it be nice if stress didn’t exist at all? If we all lived our lives very blissfully, without any worry? Probably yes, but, unfortunately, stress is a big villain in this day and age. Everything seems to be putting a lot of pressure on us, starting from our family, work and even relationships. And it might be easier when it’s us who experience stress; we think that we’ll get through that easier than if it happened to someone else somehow. But what if it happens to our partner? What if they are completely stressed-out that it affects our relationship? How can we help them? Take a look at some of the best ideas of what you can do to help them out just a bit:

A relaxing activity

One idea that you could come up with is making it possible for your partner and you to indulge in a relaxing activity that you both enjoy. The best possible way to make this happen is to opt for different kinds of relaxing massages that will make just a small portion of that stress to go away. A good massage can do wonders, so it’s very important to know where you’re going and who’s going to perform the massage. What’s good is that there are massages that you can book online, so you will be doing wonders for your partner from the comfort of your own chair.

Trip for two

Traveling is always fun, there’s no point arguing about it. However, once we’re stressed, it seems that we don’t make plans so easily. This is where you step into the picture, and it’s your job to plan out a surprise trip for the two of you. This could be a nearby town or a distant country such as Spain and Portugal for example, or Australia if you’re living in Europe. Opting for a long-distance trip might be a great idea as your partner will probably have the feeling of travelling far, far away from his problems. And this is always a very motivational thing.

Nice dinner out

The cliché dinner for two at a nice restaurant always works. It’s not a cliché for nothing, and it’s definitely a cliché that we all love. This is why you can always try and find the most beautiful restaurant or a pub and book a table there. If you’re planning that trip to Sydney, for example, you can also opt for the great Archie Rose whiskey tasting in Sydney as it’s always an interesting and completely unique experience. If this doesn’t make them forget about the stress, nothing will.

Give them space

Sometimes the best thing that you can do is nothing at all. People need to have space, so make sure you’re not being pushy as this can backfire in catastrophic ways. Letting your partner unwind alone after a hard day can be quite beneficial. Sometimes someone who’s stressed can become even more stressed if they start thinking how negatively they are impacting their loved ones. This is why you need to understand their stress, tell them that you’re there for them anytime they need, but give them space and let them deal with it in their own way.

Indulge in their hobbies

Lastly, you wouldn’t believe how much you would make your partner happy if you indulged in their hobbies for a little while. Even if you dislike what they’re into, try to understand them and let them take you for a ride down their hobby lane – perhaps you’ll even find it quite interesting and you’ll take it up as a hobby for yourself. Try to spend some time in activities that make them happy and fulfilled, as it could mean a world to them.

Stress is definitely a bitch. And since we cannot guarantee that it’s not going to come back, we should do whatever we can to help our loved ones deal with it. Try to be supportive, and don’t make everything about yourself – if they need time alone, make sure you give them that. Everything will pass and everything will be just fine.

Peter is a health writer at Essential Men's Clinic blog. Follow Peter on Twitter for more tips.