The COVID-19 pandemic has caused upheaval to all aspects of our daily lives. One area that could be hit the hardest is the marital relationship. Many people are in close quarters with their significant other for an extended period of time with little to no breaks, which can quickly put strain on the marriage if you’re not proactive.
If there are children in the home or other outside factors that affect your relationship, the added strain could have negative repercussions. However, there are a few things you and your partner can do to combat the marital strain of the pandemic.
Ways to avoid marital strife include:
- Encourage Communication
Every successful relationship is aided by open and honest communication. During this unprecedented time, it is important to remain transparent with your partner regarding your thoughts and feelings. For example, couples can make an extra effort to check in with each other in the morning over coffee or at night before they go to bed.
- Encourage Space
Usually, either one or both spouses leave the home each day for work and do not return for 8 to 10 hours. It is during this time that couples are able to take a break from each other. For couples who are not able to spend this time apart, there could be extra tension. One way to ease this tension could be for each party to have alone time in separate rooms for a specific period of time so they can decompress.
- Encourage Brevity
It can be hard for couples to maintain brevity or keep the mood light if they are constantly together. It’s strongly encouraged for spouses to try and foster an environment of light-heartedness while they are at home together.
- Encourage Routine
It can be easy to let the home fall into disarray when you are always there. Dishes and laundry could pile up as either party tells the other that they will get to it tomorrow. However, a solid routine can help everyone stay focused.
*If you feel unsafe with your partner, believe they may cause you harm, and/or have caused you harm then do not hesitate to seek protection through legal intervention. Our firm is committed to ensuring the safety of our clients and will help you take legal action against your partner if need be. *
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At Drexler Law, we understand the stressful and confusing nature of the pandemic. Our attorneys are available to discuss any family-law related topics you may be curious about. Due to COVID-19 and our desire to protect the health and safety of our staff and clients, we are currently conducting business through phone and video consultations.
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