Stress Is The Silent Killer That Many Of Us Suffer From

Here is how to recognize it, and some ways to manage it

Dominic DiFrancesco
5 min readMay 13


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It’s not something new by any means, but stress seems to be at an all-time high here in the good ol’ U.S. of A.

I’m experiencing this first hand and it is affecting me in ways both physical and mental. I don’t claim stress to be solely my own. I see it affecting my co-workers, my adult children, and friends.

I’m certain, either you are suffering from the negative effects of stress, or at the least, you know someone who is.

What causes stress?

Some of the common causes of stress are:


Whether it’s aging, illness, or the health of a loved one or friend, all of these can contribute to stress in one’s life.


Disagreements with your partner, parent, or children can be stress triggers. When you live under the same roof, these stresses can be greatly amplified. Even arguments between other family members can cause you stress. Living in negative environments like this are poison to your system.


Arguements about personal issues, politics, or religion can make for stressful situations. At least here in the United States, politics are an extremely divisive topic that should be avoided. The best way to combat this is to remove yourself from the situation.

Emotional Problems

Things like grief, depression, anxiety, or simply the inability to express your emotions can cause you an incredible amount of stress even if you don’t realize it. It’s important to find a healthy emotional outlet to aid in your emotional release.

Life Changes

Death of a loved one or friend, job loss, loss of a home or moving, or sending a child off to school or them moving out, all can cause stress in one’s life. While many of these can’t be avoided, it’s important to find a safe and healthy way of dealing with these life events.




Dominic DiFrancesco

I’m a life-long writer & tech nerd. I love blogging, writing poetry, and short stories. My website