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Page 2 of 7Stress is a normal part of life. Many things in life can be stressful, such as a move to a new apartment, a change in jobs, marriage or divorce, the birth of a child, or the death of someone close to you.
By understanding yourself and your reactions to stressful events, you can learn to handle stress more effectively. The best place to start is by figuring out what produces stress in you, such as:
- major events in your life: getting married, changing jobs, moving your home, getting divorced, or coping with the death of a loved one
- long-term worries: concern about your children's future, financial or economic problems, an ongoing illness, or keeping a roof over your head.
- daily hassles: traffic jams, rude people, machines that just don't work when you want them to, meeting basic needs such as having food to eat