Love in the time of Corona is challenging. Many of us are used to connecting with friends and family or our significant others a few times a day, but it’s the rare couple that faces face- to -face contact all day.
Make a plan for what will happen should one of you get ill. If you process this BEFORE the crisis occurs, you are more likely to handle the challenges of sickness better.
If this is too hard to discuss, perhaps mention that to each other. At least it will be out on the table.
Also watch: What to do if you feel sick with Coronavirus.
6. Be safe
Try to get on the same page about disinfecting and social distancing. Respect your partner’s right to feel safe, even if you don’t agree with their thinking. Don’t put your partner in harm’s way just because you disagree. Put their safety up there with yours.
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.
Nancy Simon, L.C.S.W, has been treating couples for over 29 years. She received her Masters from the University of Chicago and specializes in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. She loves working with anyone who has relationship challenges especially those people who are sensitive and creative. After just a few sessions, some couples report feeling much more hopeful about their relationship. Couples leave with tools and a new Way to manage anger and disappointment. For motivated clients, Nancy can help you transform your relationship.
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