Dealing with a partner who is stressed could be difficult if you don't know the right thing to do at the right time.
Most times, in the process of trying to calm such a person, you end up picking a fight. These five steps below will guide you on how to help your partner get over stress.
1. Show some love
Whenever you notice your partner is stressed you can show some affection. You should be able to tell what you can do at that moment to lift your partner's spirit. If your partner is the type that loves to kiss or loves to be touched, do it passionately and if it is a body massage or word of encouragement that they want, go ahead and offer it
2. Prepare his favourite food
We all have a particular food we love to eat. In order to de-stress your partner, you can cook what they love to eat. A good meal can melt away one's stress.
3. Pay attention
Some people just love to talk when they are stressed. If your partner falls into that category, you have to give them your undivided attention. Listen to everything they have to say and make them feel comfortable. Let them know you are there for them and advice them only when you are asked for advice. Otherwise, just listen.
4. Engage in an activity
There must be one activity your partner loves. It could be visiting a place, watching a particular movie or playing a game. It might be out of your comfort zone but you just have to do it to make such person happy and to reduce their stress.
5. Ask what they need
Sometimes, it is good to ask your partner what exactly they want when they are stressed before you offer to help, because what they want might be different from what you are offering. Your partner might just need some space while you feel a weekend away will be good.