Ahhhhh! STRESS. If you’ve never been stressed out you are either, not human, or you’ve achieved an extreme level of enlightenment and your brain should be studied in a lab. Stress is a natural survival response from millions of years of evolution. It serves us well in some situations, and in others it can be quite destructive. In particular, stress can put a huge damper on the relationships in your life. Use the tips in this episode to deal with stress in a way that does not negatively affect your relationships.
In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:
  • How to slow things down so you can think rationally and not say or do things you’ll later regret.
  • Staying mindful to avoid reactivity.
  • Broadening your view to think of the bigger picture as a tool for dealing with your stress.
  • Realizing that stress is a part of life and finding the right mindset to move forward with it.
  • And much more!

Melanie Greenberg Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist specializing in stress and relationships. She is also the author of The Stress-Proof Brain and The Mindful Self-Express blog on Psychology Today. An expert on relationships, Melanie counsels individuals and couples on issues like communication, dating, building intimacy, and finding secure attachment, Melanie provides keynotes and workshops to mental health professionals nationally and internationally.

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