There is stress everywhere, every day, which you must manage: work, issues at home and with your family, just to name a few. As our medical billing services in NJ said that stress is a natural part of life and our bodies are equipped to deal with it.
But what about overwhelming stress that is piled on top of the normal daily stress, such as that brought on by the revelation of your spouse’s affair?
We talked about self-destructive behaviors after the affair is discovered in Monday’s blog, but there are also other real issues that you have to worry about:
- Will I get through this?
- Is he/she still seeing the other woman/man?
- Will our marriage survive?
- Who else knows of my spouse’s affair?
- Will I be fooled and hurt like this again?
In addition to that, you have the stress of emotional and psychological pain that you are experiencing which can lead to a range of physical symptoms:
- Sudden weight loss
- Stomach problems
- Blood pressure spikes
- Sleep disturbances
- Chest pain/heart problems
- Initiation of diseases
- Instigation of existing diseases
In effect, the unrelenting effect of chronic post-affair stress can have serious consequences for your health.
So our topic questions for this week are…
How have negative thoughts/images impacted your health after the affair?
Have you experienced unusual health symptoms since learning of your spouse’s affair?
How have you coped?
Can you think of any additional ways to help cope that you are not utilizing which you should? What are they and why are you not using them?
As always, please respond to each other in the comment section.
Linda & Doug