I can't seem to relax and I am afraid to loose my relationship.
by Henk, Mr Restless
Why can't I relax? First, I want to be clear that I have a good life. I have a pretty wife, a good job that pays the bills, a house, etc. Everything is good. But for a while I've been having a hard time relaxing. I noticed that this got bad when I went on vacation with my wife about two months ago. I saved money from work and we went to Mexico to an all-inclusive resort. But most of the vacation I felt tense and uptight for no apparent reason! Also, a lot of people around me tell me to chill out and enjoy my life. They just don't get it. No matter how hard I try, I can't relax. I think I have been this way for a long time. Nothing is new; I just have a lot of stress. We don't have kids. I'm writing because my wife is getting worried about me now and thinks I need help or else... Sometimes when I'm stressed, I don't want to do things together. Why can't I relax even when things are good? —Restless