stressDeadlines, 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 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.

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(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.)

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