Two recent studies point to solid evidence that stress truly is bad for the heart.
For instance, one of the studies found that "first-time heart attack patients who returned to chronically stressful jobs were twice as likely to have a second attack as patients whose occupations were relatively stress-free."
(What I want to know is, just what are those "relatively stress-free" jobs?)
And now the obligatory plug for green tea (obligatory, but also relevant). In addition to its many disease-fighting properties, green tea also has theanine, which has proven mellowing properties.
Not only that, but green tea also combines theanine with caffeine in just the right amounts to improve focus.
Dump that schmuck. Abusive relationships are a major cause of unhealthy stress.