Stephen: Stress can make your partner seem more annoying

Published on September 27th, 2022 @ 5:34 PM


Is your partner really getting on your nerves? This might be because of stress, a new study claims. University of Texas researchers found stress makes you more likely to pick up on your partner’s negative tendencies. The team surveyed 79 newlyweds in heterosexual relationships and their stress levels.

While one stressful day did not have much impact, accumulation of stressful events did. “If stress focuses individuals’ attention toward their partner’s more inconsiderate behaviors, this is likely to take a toll on the relationship,” Dr. Lisa Neff said.




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