The recent pandemic has impacted all of us in many different ways. Did you know that many relationships have felt the impact as well? This is due to the extra stress involved with families staying at home more, fear of losing income, and fear of their health. There is no doubt that the uncertainty looming over all of us has put a strain on even healthy relationships.
From psychological, emotional, to physical impacts, relationships have felt the impact of the current pandemic. External stressors will impact human behaviors on an individual level which will bleed through to their relationships. Things like communication and intimacy could be in jeopardy.
However, some relationships may have strengthened, especially ones that were yearning for more time together. But others are seeing a significant negative impact on their relationships.
Reasons for Rocky Relationships
Many of us have been stuck at home for months, without being able to escape even to work. This means couples could be getting on each other’s nerves more so than usual. And any frustrations felt from working at home could be taken out on each other.
Isolating together can be rough. We all need time to ourselves and without the chance of escaping each other, it can place a lot of strain on the relationship.
Fear of loss of income plays a part as well. Maybe one of the people in the relationship lost their job, causing extra stress and the feeling of disappointment.
There is also the fear of getting sick. Maybe one of the people in the relationship has health issues, so the fear of spreading the illness to them may take a toll on yourself and your relationship, too.
If kids are involved, homeschooling can add a whole new level of responsibility and stress. If your partner doesn’t understand that they aren’t helping and there are lots of extra stress in your life, for this reason, you could start to resent each other.
What You Can Do
While you are staying safe, now is the time to address any relationship issues. You don’t have to venture out to attend couples therapy in Scottsdale. Many places are offering telehealth services. And in fact, the benefits of online marriage counseling are endless. For one, you don’t have to go anywhere to attend sessions!
In the comfort of your own home, you can attend a secure and effective session. Plus, most people tend to be more open and honest about their feelings while in a comfortable setting like their home.
If you think you need to address issues in your relationship, even new ones brought on by the pandemic, consider attending online counseling sessions to help you over the speed bumps.