Poll: Does Work Stress Affect Your Relationship? By YourTango EmailPrint Comment? Share on Facebook Stress at the office can have a big impact on the rest of our lives. Everyone experiences stress from working, but it doesn't have to ruin our love lives, does it? Has work stress affected your relationship? Poll: Does Work Stress Affect Your Relationship?: Yes. I'm in a terrible mood after work, he hates to be around me. Sometimes. We try our best, but stress sneaks into our relationship on occasion. No. I'm able to leave my work stress at the office. Not anymore, I just got laid off!