How do you define your relationship? Do thoughts of love, bliss, and wonder flood the mind and emotions? That is all well and good. But how are those little annoyances, and the daily grind of getting along with the other person? Let’s say the word “stress,” may I? Yes, stress is a killer of the love and the bliss previously mentioned. After the happy phase is over, we deal with real life issues. Dealing with conflict is hard enough, but in a relationship it can beat you into the ground. Let’s pretend there is stress in your relationship, and here is what you can do to deal with this before it becomes an issue. We will focus on what we can control, not what is out of our hands, like controlling another person. We will forgive and learn to show compassion. “Courage means to keep working on a relationship, to continue seeking solutions to difficult problems, and to stay focused during stressful periods,” American motivational speaker Denis Waitley said. It takes boldness to make changes. Are you ready?