What are some of the biggest and/or most common stressors for women?
The condition known as stress can be friend or foe. When it fuels the sparks of personal achievement it can work to your benefit. In such a situation, it helps by making sure you are more perceptive and productive. This acts as motivators and makes you even more creative.
But when stress flames out of control, as it often does for many of us today, it can take a terrible toll, especially for women in relationship, as well as emotional health.
Stress, it should be remembered, is not an illness, but it can cause specific medical symptoms strong enough to send many women to the emergency room.
There are lots of cases of women who had to undergo emergency labor because of their level of stress, way before they were due for delivery of their babies.
Presently, women are experiencing stress of every stage of their lives than ever before, and this is due to a number of reasons, amongst which are:
* Financial cases: Women on the average earn less money than men, and have a lower overall standard of living. Thus, they feel pressures from inadequate nursing, poor access to the health care, and fear of unexpected expenses.
These are responsible for the few opportunities women have for recreation and escape from day to day stress.
* Work place: Most people regardless of whether they’re males or females (and regardless of what sort of job they hold) have likely experienced stress at their job. Sometimes it’s because of demanding bosses, poor work conditions, fellow employees who are difficult to get along with, or perhaps the demands of the job itself.
* Caretaker: Women have traditionally held the role of caregiver in their families. How many times have you heard people say that Dad had to “babysit” his own children? That sort of statement implies that it’s outside Dad’s usual realm of duties. In many households, it is! What’s more, women not only take care of the children, they’re also often the ones to take on the responsibility of caring for aging parents.
* Environment: To some people, the images of the countryside are almost symbolic of serenity of mind. But this is wrong. People, especially women who live in rural America are “stressed” up. Their problems are exacerbated by poverty, isolation, lack of education and economic opportunities.
* Juggling Multiple Roles: women often have to juggle multiple roles, such as being a wife, mother, employee, the person who takes care of the household, the person who balances the checkbook and does the bills, and much more. At times women can become very stressed trying to juggle everything. And then if they “fail” at one of their roles, they feel guilty and feel like they’ve let someone down.
So you can see that juggling job pressures, family schedules, money issues, career and educational advancement and child elder care concerns are only a few of the common stressors of women.
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