Job Stress Leads to Arguments & Breakup

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He does everything to get you out of balance, doesn’t he? Any trifle turns into a fight, doesn’t it? And his habits are becoming less and less tolerable every day, don’t they? Maybe it’s not about him and you, it’s about work.

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American psychologists Lisa Neff and Benjamin Karney have been examining the relationship dynamics of 228 couples for a few years. Once the level of stress at a partner’s work went overboard, the injured party placed responsibility for his or her constant fatigue, resentment and anger on the second half. In times of peace, petty differences and each other’s sins went unnoticed.

If you can’t let go of the problems at work, consider the famous tip by Scarlett O’Hara: “I’ll think about that tomorrow!”

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