Every day, we encounter stressful situations and things that exhaust us physically. The holidays are no exception. In fact, they can be even more stressful, especially for newlyweds. You have so many things to deal with: Where will you spend the holidays? Should you host a party for friends and family? Is your new house big enough to hold a party? What presents should you get your in-laws? How much should you spend? How will you deal with family expectations? And the list goes on!
Money may not have the power to buy happiness, but it sure can stress us out. In fact, a survey by the American Psychological Association pinpointed money as the leading cause of stress for Americans, with 72 percent saying they had felt at least some stress about money in the previous month. What’s more, about one-third of adults with partners said money is a major cause of conflict in their relationship.
Today’s workforce is extremely stressful, and it’s no secret that if you’re stressed out at work all the time, that stress spills out into other areas of your life. Stress takes a toll on your body, and sometimes even more of a toll on your marriage. You can try to manage your own stress, but […]
As I am sure you are aware, it is tax time again! There are many life events that lead to changes in your taxes—getting married, owning a home, and having children to name a few. If you are unfamiliar with how these changes can affect your taxes, this can be a very stressful time of […]
Is your work-from-home job making it difficult to de-stress after a long day in your home office? Do you wish that your home could be a place of rest and relaxation instead of another anxiety producer? Maybe you’re trying to unwind after a lengthy ordeal, like applying for a New Jersey home loan. Whatever is […]
Have you been watching the presidential debates with your spouse? I have first-hand knowledge of how difficult it can be when one spouse has a different view on political topics than the other spouse. This difference in opinions can make it a bit difficult when it comes to election time. To avoid this difficulty, I […]
If you are feeling tired and suffering from lack of sleep, then you may need to change your lifestyle. However, there are a few ‘sleep stealers’ that, in most cases, can be fairly easily addressed giving you a much better chance of getting sufficient vital sleep. Sleep Stealer 1: Worries Excessive worrying is the surest […]
Within our first three years of marriage, my husband encountered two of the five most common marital problems: finances and family. I became underemployed and my parent died. Moving did not make it to the Newlywed Survival top five but after interviewing my friend J. who has moved five times in four years, she warns […]
Most of us would agree that technology advances, such as the internet and smart phones have simplified our life and made it easier to do a lot of things, such as communicate and multitask. But with the technology comes more complications, and more energy used. As we face forward towards the new inventions we must […]
Are the impending holidays stressing you out? Traffic triples in size and slows to a crawl as you try to tackle your massive “to do” list. The season of Love and Light is on its way but all you want to do is to find just a little pocket of time for yourself, where you […]