How To Keep Your Marriage Strong During The COVID-19 Pandemic
The recent COVID-19 pandemic has put unprecedented stress on most people, including marriages. While couples that already have strong and healthy relationships might welcome the opportunity to spend more time together and strengthen their marital bond, the more vulnerable marriages could face some additional challenges during this time. Social isolation, job losses, financial struggles, disruption of structure, fear of getting sick or knowing someone who is already sick are some of the problems faced by couples as a result of the corona-virus pandemic. The resulting stress, worry, and anxiety can have a profound negative impact on their relationships.
Furthermore, most spouses are not used to spending so much time together inside the house. They might have different routines and different ideas about ways to go about their day that can easily conflict with each other. They might find themselves dealing with their stress, emotions and anxiety in ways that are incompatible with one another. As they become more irritated with each other, snap more easily, get angry more often, and take their frustration out on the other person, the relationship can seriously suffer.
So what can couples do to cope during those challenging times?