Adapting as a Couple: Resources for the COVID-19 Pandemic Recovery
You and your partner stuck together throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and now that life is gradually returning to normal, you might be wondering what comes next. Working with Everlast Therapies can help you figure out what you truly want out of your relationship and strengthen your bond with your partner! In the meantime, these resources will touch on some important considerations for couples who are adjusting to the “new normal.”
Communicating Through the Transition
Navigating this period of change requires healthy communication. Here are a few tips to make tough conversations easier.
- Mastering conflict resolution skills can help you avoid arguments and find compromises.
- If one partner feels more comfortable than the other about re-entering the world, follow these tips to see each other’s perspectives.
- Accepting and understanding your partner’s needs is crucial during this recovery period.
Self-Care and Relationship Care
After going through such a tough time, you need to take care of each other - and yourselves.
- If you and your partner feel like you’re on shaky ground, relationship training from Everlast Therapies can help you move forward.
- Is your partner struggling with their mental health because of their experiences during the pandemic? These tips will show you how to support them.
- With restrictions lifted in many areas, you can begin planning for the future - this guide is packed with tips for envisioning your next steps together.
Enjoying Fun Activities
You’ve been doing the same indoor activities for months, and now, it’s time to enjoy some variety again!
- If you have a backyard, this is the perfect opportunity to start a garden!
- Trying some outdoor activities away from home, like camping or hiking, can be refreshing.
- Have you neglected your fitness routines during the pandemic? Design a home gym and start working out together to improve your physical and mental health!
- By creating a multifunctional space, you may even boost your home’s value.
The pandemic presented lots of challenges for even the happiest of couples. Now that you can see the light at the end of the tunnel, you and your partner can get ready for a new chapter in your life together. This transition can take some getting used to, but if you value each other, you can come out of the side feeling even stronger.
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