Stressors are going to come.
Each of us have the choice how we will respond.
A gentle answer turns away wrath, a kind word breaks the bone of contention.
A calm demeanor in the face of pressure brings peace to the situation.
Saying no, in a mild, yet unmoving way, will express more clarity and strength than an an anxiety filled screech.
If you stand your ground on the things that really matter and let the rest go, there will be fewer moments of conflict and you will reduce your opportunities for clashes which increase pressure on everyone involved.
If those around you want to live at a pace that makes you uncomfortable, keep your own tempo and they will either walk on without you or slow down or speed up to stay in your company, the same is true if you want to walk with someone else who is ticking on a different timetable.
Adjustments are required in every relationship, discover which ones you can truly make, and be honest about those you cannot without comprising your core.
Be at peace with who God made you to be and make the most of all He gives.