Sex without Stress

sex without stress

‘Tis the season for your relationship to falter due to the hectic stress of the holidays.

By: Relationship Therapist Jessa Zimmerman, author of the new book Sex Without Stress: A couple’s guide to overcoming disappointment, avoidance & pressure.

sex without stressWill your relationship with your partner or spouse survive the holidays? 44% of women and 31% of men report that their stress levels are higher than normal over the holidays – and that stress could put a big burden on your relationship. There is a major increase in relationship status changes on Facebook after the holidays, and Match.com found that 76% of singles said their relationship dissolved before, during or after the holidays. It may be no wonder why divorce rates spike in January.

Relationship Therapist Jessa Zimmerman can reveal powerful relationship tips and tools to save your relationship from holiday stress and keep it on track – and better than ever – during the holiday season and beyond, including:

  • Anticipate stress, specifically the stress the two of you will likely face

  • Plan your cope-aheads – devise strategies to minimize the disruption, including setting boundaries with other people

  • Commit to spending time as just a couple: coffee in the morning, walk the dog each evening, meet for lunch

  • Create and maintain a holiday tradition for the two of you (and your kids if you wish)

  • Be forgiving and flexible. Give each other the benefit of the doubt.

  • Don’t neglect your intimate relationship, make sure you’re still setting aside time to be sexual together

  • Keep your sense of humor: laugh at yourself, laugh with your partner, and see the silliness in your family dynamics.