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Waiting for a text back can be pretty stressful. Check out how Rebecca learned to live with relationship stress.

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Being stressed in a relationship can really affect how you feel day-to-day. If it goes on long enough, this can be really bad for your overall wellbeing and mental health. The best way to deal with an issue is to talk to someone you trust – this lets you get your thoughts out in the open and get another perspective. Get our tips on talking to someone you trust here.

Talking about stress with someone you trust

It’s one of the hardest things to do, but communicating to someone you trust that you’re feeling stressed is one of the best ways to cope with it.

Being open can make you feel vulnerable, but it also can be really empowering. It lets you take charge of your stress, recognise your emotions and put them into perspective. You’re also letting someone you trust know that you’re having a rough time at the moment, so they’ll be there for you if you need it.

What can I do now?