Knowing how to help your partner cope with work-related stress is a valuable skill that can be learned, but only if couples are willing to work at it.
"There's no doubt that working people face enormous stress in the workplace today," says Rosalind C. Barnett, Ph.D., a senior scientist in women's studies at Brandeis University.
Dr. Barnett has found that the willingness of partners to help each other overcome job stress is the single most important factor in helping them deal with the fallout from work.
Here are some steps you can take to help your partner, your family and yourself:
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