Okay, so everybody knows we all get stressed every now and then right? Now I am a woman and I am saying this because it is true. To me, it is no secret that men handle stress a lot better than women do. So, when a woman has stressed what can you men do that will make her day?

Cook Dinner

You might think I am crazy here but when I have a stressed day the last thing I want to do is to cook dinner. It is just another task I have to add to an already stressful day. Therefore, you cooking dinner for her will make her day better. It does not have to be anything fancy, it can be as simple as hamburgers and mac and cheese. Just so long as she does not have to worry about what to fix for dinner.

Listen to Her

Okay, guys, it may come to a surprise to you but us girls love to talk about our problems. So, the best thing you could ever do is allow her to talk about what is stressing her out and if you truly are not interested in what she is saying then at least pretend like you are listening. It will and does help us, women, to relieve some of that stress.

Let Her Cry

If you have not noticed women tend to be more emotional than you men. If her crying is what it takes for her to relieve some stress, let her cry. Allow her to cry a river in your arms if that is how she needs to handle getting rid of stress. Just you being there for her will mean the world to her.

Bubble Bath

If you have kids, while she is putting the kids down for bed draw her a bubble bath and let her relax. Even if it is just for a few minutes. You would be surprised what just a few minutes of relaxing in a bubble bath will do for a girl. It relieves so much stress and will brighten her day up.


Snuggle or cuddling, however, you want to look at it will help relieve her stress. Just you holding her will allow her to feel some sort of comfort and will just turn a bad day to good in seconds. I know here recently we got some, what could have been horrible news from the doctor’s for my son. All I wanted to do was to get into my husband’s arms. It is a comfort thing. It will not make the issue at hand go away but will put an ease to the stress.


Shocking news but we also do not like to clean. We do it as a necessary evil. If she is having a stressful day and you know it ahead of time just go home and start cleaning. Do the dishes, start the laundry, mop the floors whatever is her least favorite just do it. She will feel so relaxed.


If you have kids one way to reduce your woman’s stress is to do for the kids. Change the diapers, put them to bed, feed them dinner, whatever their needs just do it. After a stressful day, the last thing she needs to worry about is having to deal with the children. While children are a blessing and I love mine, being home with them every day can be a bit stressful at times. I mean I get little breaks. Imagine being at work 24 hours a day 7 days a week 365 days a year. If your woman stays home with the children that is what she does. Just give her a break.

Night Out

Take her out. You do not even have to take her out to a five-star restaurant or even a restaurant at all. You can just go for a drive or a walk whatever is her favorite thing to do and whatever you do, do not discuss what is stressing her out while you are out. Just go out to have a nice evening just the two of you.

Watch Chick Flicks

We know, as women, that men’s least favorite thing is to watch some sort of love story but to make her day a little bit stress free let her choose the movie for the night. She will probably sit there and cry through the whole thing but that is a good way to relieve stress.

Let Her Sleep

Let her go to bed early and wake up late. You would be surprised as to what one night of sleep can do for a woman. It is like we have been given energy enough for 2 or 3 months. She will wake up happy and feel stress-free if just for a day. Sleep really does make a huge difference in anybody’s life but if you are stressed it makes all the difference in the world.


This would go great with a bubble bath or watch a movie. Give her a massage. She will feel so relaxed she will forget about her problems. You might even slip in an alcoholic beverage or 2.

Make Her Laugh

If you have been together for any amount of time at all, you know how to make your girl laugh. Do that something special that will make her forget about her problems and make her laugh instead. Laughter is truly the best medicine in my opinion.

Sometimes we forget about the simple things and go straight to thinking about what can I buy? But I encourage you to try any of these before buying her anything. I can almost guarantee that doing any one of these things will relieve her stress and mean more to your woman than if you would have stopped to buy a card or a bundle of roses.


Anna Perkins is a relationship writer who offers her own forthright opinion over the worlds of dating, romance, relationships , marriage and friendships. She loves cats, traveling, spending time with her son and husband.

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