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How An Accident Causes Stress, How It Can Hurt Your Relationship, and What to Do About It

By The Husband and Wife Law Team on July 21, 2015

We all have busy lives. And busy lives mean stress. Stress means less sleep, eating poorly, and of course, going into full combat mode when things don’t go like we planned.  When you or a family member has been involved in an accident due to the negligence of a third party, this just adds more stress to your life. But what does this mean for your relationships? If you’ve ever experienced trouble with your relationships—not just your romantic ones but those with other people you care about—then it might be time to take a good, long, hard look at how stress is impacting your life and your relationships. And then do something about it.

If stress is related to an injury, it is important to talk to your doctor about how you are feeling. An accident can cause emotional stress as well as financial stress. When you top that all off with serious injuries, it is no wonder your relationships suffer. When you are bringing a personal injury claim, it is important to have all of your difficulties documented. This is why you need an experienced Arizona attorney.

  • You’re viewing good relationships negatively. If you feel like your relationships are poor, then it’s important to take a moment to really look at your life. Sometimes, relationships can go sour, but if your relationship with your spouse was amazing last week and isn’t this week, double check with yourself to make sure stress isn’t making it worse. Many times when you are in pain and have been involved in an accident, it is difficult to not be down on your life. It is important to discuss how you are feeling with your significant other or those who are important in your life. Many people choose to seek counseling. These are all things you can speak to your lawyer about as well.
  • You’re fighting more. If you’re in combat mode with friends, your kids, or your spouse, it’s time to evaluate your stress levels. Stress makes it pretty difficult to control yourself, the way you think, and the things you say. And that can have serious consequences for your relationships.
  • You’re spending more time isolated…and probably working. If you’re working more than usual and ignoring friends and family, thinking that you’d rather do anything than be with them, you may be too stressed out. Working on personal relationships and taking care of others is something that becomes pretty overwhelming when you’re facing stress.

Many times after an accident people are unable to work because they are recovering from surgery or major life-altering injuries. If that is that is the case, it is important to talk to your doctors about if you will be able to return from work. If you cannot work, it is important for your legal claim to have medical documentation that you cannot work.

Stress happens to everyone.  But not everyone has been hurt because of someone else’s negligence. When someone else has caused you pain and suffering, it is important to talk to your lawyer about it and your doctor. Make sure your stress and why is documented. Most importantly, do not feel bad if you are experiencing a lot of stress. This is something that happens a lot when people have been hurt due to the negligence of another individual.

If you do feel overwhelmed and want to consult with a Phoenix injury attorney, give us a call at Breyer Law Offices at (602) 457-6222 . We’re here to help.

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