Marriage can be compared to a blossoming rosebud. At first, it starts as a beautiful small bud nevertheless still as beautiful, but in time it continues to grow, expand, and mature.
A few weeks ago, no one would have imagined that the entire world would have been quarantined, having to spend mandatory time with your husband, wife, and kids.
COVID-19 has been a gift and a curse for some. During COVID-19, some couples have been able to rekindle romance, while others have been frustrated with too much closeness.
Challenges posed by COVID-19
As I meet many couples, I often travel down memory lane with them, and on this scroll, we go back to a simpler time and place where they can be, and not put too much pressure or emphasis on who they were but who they are at the present moment.
A fourth coping skill would be to have “me time” in separate parts of the house and agree on a time and place where you would have non-interrupted time in different parts of the house.
Take time off from parenting duties
A fifth coping skill will be if you have children, set boundaries and have at least 1 hour or 30 minutes of “me time” where one spouse takes the children and gives the other spouse a break.
Watch this video for more tips on finding happiness in your marriage.
Marriage and relationships are built on the ability to communicate and trust during this time couples should take advantage of this break in the hustle and bustle of the everyday routine of life and choose that person that they dedicated their life to again and again and again.
Love is not a quick sprint but a journey for those with the fortitude to endure to the end.
If you feel disconnected or frustrated about the state of your marriage but want to avoid separation and/or divorce, the marriage.com course meant for married couples is an excellent resource to help you overcome the most challenging aspects of being married.
Lynda Cameron Price Ed.S, LPC, AADC, is a licensed counselor in the state of Alabama. She is also certified as an Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor through IC&RC. She is the Chief Executive Officer of Healing Transformations LLC a counseling agency in Birmingham, AL. She is also an author, motivational speaker, and client advocate. She specializes in the family disease of addiction, depression, anxiety, couples counseling. Her specialty is working with adolescents and adults.