10 Tips To Make Your Relationship Last During Quarantine
“…the high stress the pandemic causes within the household can lead couples to responding irrationally, especially while being sheltered together for extended periods of time.”
– Family Support Services
I heard an interesting statistic on a podcast. Divorce rates “skyrocket” after times of “long exposure” to one’s spouse. CNN reports that in the UK the search term “I want a divorce” increased 230% after the Christmas holidays. Bustle reports that divorce filing in China have already increased now that COVID-19 infections have dropped and there is speculation that the United States may follow suit.
For those of us who want our relationship to last through this pandemic, there are some easy things we can do to prioritize the health of our relationships.
Watch the video if you are interested or continue to read the post if your prefer reading about the ten tips! What I say will be similar but not exactly the same.
No matter how much you love your spouse, partner, or family, too much time together can lead to more conflict. Also, not being able to leave the house, whether you are self quarantining or under shelter at home/stay at home orders in your state, can make everyone feel more on edge.
We are all worried about our health or the health of our loved ones. Fear and concern about the coronavirus are like the static white noise behind all of our thoughts right now.
Here are some ways to not fight constantly
with your loved ones!
Stacey Aldridge, LCSW
Stacey is a therapist in private practice and the owner of Inspired Happiness Therapy and Wellness in Ridgeland, MS. If you are in the state of Mississippi and are interested in seeing Stacey for therapy, please visit the Appointments page.
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