5 Causes Of Stress That Can End A Relationship

Stress can be destructive to a single person, and we all have stressors in life that are sometimes too much to bear. They can cause us to drift away from our usual lively self. Imagine how stress can affect two persons in a relationship. They may be a couple, but they still have different personalities, perspectives, and sometimes priorities.

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Respect and intimacy are the foundation on which loving relationships are built. Without such safety and connection, there can be no trust; without trust, we lose the ability to be playful, spontaneous, and joyful. — Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.

Some people say they stay in a relationship for love, some for companionship, while some stay out of the long years spent with each other. These people have been dealing with stress and have been holding on as long as they could that sometimes they forget the reason why people are in a relationship in the first place, and that is for growth. Stress, indeed, can cause heartbreak. In the long run, one may say, “I can’t do this anymore,” and it is fine as there is no point in staying in a relationship that stresses you out.

Stressful Factors That Can Cause A Relationship To End:


Money can be an awkward topic, especially in a relationship, but it is inevitable as we use it every day to meet our needs. Sadly, a large percentage of divorce is because of money or the inadequacy of effort in obtaining stability.


Why do people in a relationship look for more in somebody else? Why do some say, “It just happened?” Does infidelity pop up one day and make someone cheat on his partner? Cheating is a choice. It always is. Nothing comes out of nowhere. Maybe something was missing or too much that made the other feel better with somebody else.

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When you consciously choose to break a pattern, you can establish a better relationship with a better, albeit unfamiliar, outcome. — Lisa Firestone, Ph.D.


Being in a relationship demands time, and we only have 24 hours a day with the eight spent for sleeping. How do we manage it with the remaining things we need to do like our job? It is where the word “priority” comes in, and most often, our priorities define who we are. It is like when you spend too much time at work, and you are a workaholic. It will affect your relationship as it means you will have less time with your partner.


Our “friends” are among the things we think are not essential in a relationship. How often do we consider if our partner likes our friends or vice versa? It could have a substantial impact,especially in the long run. At first, your partner or friends might be okay with the other people in your life, but then, there will come a time that their perspective may not meet.

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Expectations can be stressful especially now that we base the happiness of our relationship on what we see on social media or movies. However, the things we see are often not the reality. They are usually the ideal of most people. We should understand thata real relationship is not a fairy tale nor always a bliss. It comprises many sacrifices.

A new Scandinavian study reveals that women who have a child after experiencing fertility problems are more likely to remain with their partner following infertility evaluations. On the other hand, if the fertility efforts do not result in a child, then the women were likely to end the relationship with that partner. — Rick Nauert PhD

A failed relationship always gives a bitter feeling, but we have to accept that some things don’t work out because they are not for us. We should stop pointing fingers or blaming ourselves. We have to quit asking ourselves “What did I do to deserve this,” “What could I have done that might have saved us?”

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Whatever the reason is behind a breakup, may it be money, infidelity, time, friends, or expectations, it already “happened.”We have to acknowledge that it’s already a part of the past, and there’s not much that we can do but better ourselves. Maybe our previous heartbreaks are just a way for us to prepare ourselves for who is truly meant for us.

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