When you or your spouse are spiraling in the stress of life or in anxiety, how do you handle it?
So much of the time, our tendency may be to “go go go” or “do do do” to ignore feeling the feelings that are uncomfortable.
But this can impact our marriages in really negative ways. If we don’t address our feelings and name the places where we are feeling anxiety or stress, then we can take that stress out on our spouse.
So how can we move forward? How can we get over the hurdles that stress and anxiety bring?
[1:00] We can get so focused on doing, doing, doing that we repress our feelings
[1:29] This can lead to blowing things out of proportion in our marriages
[1:55] We need to sit in quiet and recognize when there is tension to be able to address it
[3:25] Sit with your spouse in the feelings
[3:45] It can be easy to push those feelings away and to try to ignore them
[4:35] Even though it may be uncomfortable, it’s really good to sit in the emotions that we feel.
[6:45] If you’re spiraling, then the best thing to do is slow down
[7:25] If you’re hesitant to sit in the uncomfortable, then ask yourself why? What is underneath that?
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