The impact of stress
Stress creates exhausted people who are empty inside — drained physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. When we're worn out, we have nothing to give, and our marriages suffer. Several problems occur when stressful events hit a marriage. First, such situations alter what the couple need to talk about and the time available to talk about it. Thus, the more time they spend dealing with problems, the less time they have to spend on the marriage.