Is Your Fighting Style Killing You?

Women who stifle their opinions during fights may be putting their health at risk

Taking Care of Your Body

It's no secret that stress can manifest itself in physical ways. That cold you always get right before your in-laws visit? It may not be a coincidence. So it isn't surprising that when you bottle up your feelings, your body releases that negativity in other ways. Irritable bowel syndrome, depression and heart disease are more common in women who stay silent. Find out more:

- Heart disease prevention
- Treating irritable bowel syndrome
- 11 essential questions to ask your doctor about depression

Taking Care of Your Mind

Unfortunately, stress often feels unavoidable. Women today are frequently overextended, and they usually put themselves last on a long list of people to care for. The irony is that when women don't take the time to nurture their own interests and needs, they can't be the wives, mothers, employees, friends, sisters and daughters they want to be. In other words, all their relationships suffer in one way or another. So, slip into that bubble bath or take that yoga class you've been eyeing — just make sure you don't feel guilty about it!

- Your guide to natural euphoria
- 11 ways to reduce stress every day
- The easiest thing you can do to deflect stress

Connect with Us
Follow Our Pins

Yummy recipes, DIY projects, home decor, fashion and more curated by iVillage staffers.

Follow Our Tweets

The very dirty truth about fashion internships... DUN DUN @srslytheshow

On Instagram

Behind-the-scenes pics from iVillage.

Best of the Web