Don’t Allow Stress to Consume the Relationship: The strain of financial problems, work related tensions and kids can all weigh heavily on a relationship. It’s important to learn how to deal with every day conflicts and not give in to the demands of stress. Try finding problem-solving resolutions together as a couple. Times of duress are when partners should find strength in one another and not division. Throughout the difficult times, it’s important to stress to the other person how much they are loved, appreciated and needed.