Have you ever wondered what the word “ship” means in the word “relationship”? It alludes to the possibility of a relationship either floating or sinking. Okay, so it’s not totally accurate, but it’s a helpful method to consider how pressure affects a relationship. Although having a partner or girlfriend can be wonderful, there are many other factors that can prevent someone from feeling content and happy. Internal pressures can result from things like age or cultural disparities, envy, a refusal to compromise, and unrealistic or unmet expectations. Pressures that are external to the relationship itself can come from other people or things like school or work, illness, money, family, and friends. Determine the internal and external forces that are hurting your relationship. When you’re prepared, try a few of the following tactics to assist lower the stress and maintain your connection. There is still no equipment that allows us to read minds, despite the fact that we have smartphones and airplanes! So using words to convey is the next best thing. Inform them politely if there is something that is bothering you. Then, you can work to find a solution as a group. Not every time can you get what you want. Find out what matters most to each of you individually by talking with your partner about what matters less. It could be difficult to accept that a close friend or family member doesn’t share your interests in everything. But like anything else, compromise gets simpler with practice. Everyone enjoys being told how much they are appreciated. Knowing that you both feel the same way about each other tends to make the relationship run more smoothly and reduces the likelihood of issues like jealousy.