For a relationship between two people to be happy, it stands to reason that each individual must be able and willing to be happy. Severe and prolonged stress can undercut happiness, but it shouldn’t really be the end of it. Happiness skills are more important than stress-management skills. Happiness skills consist of the ability and willingness to love life even when it gets difficult. Without happiness skills, daily stressors are overwhelming. With happiness skills present, stress can always be put in its proper perspective.