When one partner is so focused on something that he or she feels stress about it, it is impossible for him or her to focus on romance. The less concentrated focus on romance does detract from the relationship. Stress is a natural part of life, however, so learning how to channel stress properly can minimize the negative impact of it on stress.
They say there are 2 basic emotions, which are fear and love and they can not live in the same space. So if someone is stressed because they have fear about how to handle their life, that is not going to be conducive to feeling and showing love to another.