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Importance of Personal Relationships for Lowering Stress

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Developing and nurturing your personal relationships can help you lower your stress level. The following suggestions can benefit both your relationships and your mental health:

  • Visit with friends and family. Take time to make a phone call, send an email, or write a quick note.
  • Make "date" time with your spouse, even though this can be a challenge when you have young children. These dates can be as simple as watching a movie together after your child is in bed. But also consider taking bigger chunks of time when you are able to.
  • Make new friends. Establishing new contacts with people who have similar lifestyles can help you feel that someone understands your daily challenges.
  • If you feel too exhausted to talk to or relate with the people important to you, tell them. Explain your feelings to them. This communication can help you both feel better.

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Current as ofJune 28, 2018

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Patrice Burgess, MD, FAAFP - Family Medicine
Donald Sproule, MDCM, CCFP - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Steven E. Locke, MD - Psychiatry, Behavioral Health
Christine R. Maldonado, PhD - Behavioral Health

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