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Why does this happen to me when I used to never deal with family stress?

6 Answers
Last Updated: 11/02/2015 at 10:33pm
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Christie Belle, Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy


I am a U.S. Air Force veteran and a ex-Army spouse. I am a divorced mother of two teenage boys, my youngest son has a diagnosis of autism, which I am very passionate about.

Top Rated Answers
February 26th, 2015 3:28pm
you never know when things will happen. it usually just comes and then goes. just breathe and keep going with with your life. It will eventually get less stressful and you will forget all about it.
April 21st, 2015 5:58pm
it might be good understanding between me and my family.. or my ability to handle stress but try to dilute it .
May 3rd, 2015 1:48am
Sometimes the older we get, we begin to understand more of the problems that are family goes through.
June 8th, 2015 3:00pm
Life changes. Relationships change. Unfortunately, not all of those changes are for the better. Whether you are dealing with problems with your spouse, in-laws, or extended family members, family stress is born out of new struggles. It is a part of life. Try to remember the other person is also probably dealing with stress, sometimes horrific mountains of stress, and may not realize they are taking out their problems on you.
September 6th, 2015 8:01pm
It could be that the issues are growing more. Or there are more issues to deal with. It just depends on you and the situation. Perhaps speaking with your family about how you feel or seeking the advice from a family counselor can help you.
November 2nd, 2015 10:33pm
Things happen for multiple reasons. Sometimes people can be caught in the crossfire. Family stress is one of the many things that happens to everyone. Something we all share. Sometimes it's something so small you don't realize it. Sometimes it's so big that it consumes you. There's not much you can do apart from solving the problem and moving on with your life.