Deadlines, overtime, the presentation that doesn’t look good enough, the boss who demands that the presentation better be good enough--these are just some of the causes of workplace stress, which is defined by family counselor Bro. Harold Espeleta as “the negative physical or psychological response that a person has when the demands of work do not match his capabilities, resources, or needs.”
When a mother arrives home all burned out from problems at work, she will may be too physically and mentally drained to do anything. She may also become snappish and irritable or have a low sex drive. If her children do get to talk to their mother, they may not be able to engage in quality conversation. View the gallery below to learn what a working mother can do to manage the stress load.
(First published in Good Housekeeping Magazine, Features section as "Honey, You're Stressing Out the Family" in January to February 2010; adapted for use in Female Network. Photo by Jerry Bunkers via Flickr Creative Commons. All photos in this article were used for illustrative purposes only.)