5 tips to help with increased relationship conflict during COVID-19 pandemic
If the pandemic is putting a significant strain on you, your spouse, a significant other, or anyone in your family, you are not alone.
Recent data from the large "Love in the Time of COVID" project found greater stress from COVID-19 increased conflict and negatively impacted relationship quality.
Below are some top tips to help:
Find time to connect on a weekly basis.
Don't be afraid to communicate the need for self-care.
Find creative ways to communicate.
Be quick to resolve disagreements (be an example to your children).
This morning, on The New Normal show, News 12's Elizabeth Hashagen spoke with Dr. Mark Mayfield.
Dr. Mayfield provides therapies for families and parents and has designed programs to help cope with past mental and emotional struggles.
If you need immediate help, talk to you doctor, they can connect you with the right mental health services.
However, if you are in a potentially life-threatening situation, you can get immediate emergency assistance by calling 911.
And if you, or someone you know, is suicidal or in emotional distress, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).