If you are going to weather the Covid crisis, your relationship cannot be in crisis too.
With lockdown measures in place due to the spread of Covid 19, you may be spending more time with your partner than ever before.
Yes, there’s a good chance you might be getting on each other’s nerves.
Perhaps, you’re already at each other’s throats.
If so, this is perfectly normal.
Since we could be in this predicament for a while, it’s worth taking steps to ensure you and your significant other get through this period with your relationship and joint well-being intact.
Successful relationships require you to consider not only your interests and needs, but also those of your partner.
Your chance of having happiness in your relationship will increase to the extent you understand your partner’s thoughts, feelings, motives, intentions, and goals.
No one knows your relationship better than you. So, take a minute to answer a few questions to see where you stand as a partner.
- Do you understand what is important to your partner?
- Does your partner feel you listen to them?
- Have you made your partner feel badly recently?
- If you and your partner want different outcomes for something, do you respect their ideas?
- Do you make it easy for your partner to talk about difficult things?
- Would your partner say they have fun with you?
Remember that your partner’s needs will change over time, so listen closely for those changes.
The old saying “You get out of something what you put into it” describes the cyclical nature of giving and receiving. Ultimately, you decide how much you want to give. My advice to you is to enjoy the process of giving emotional support to your partner, knowing you are contributing to the vitality of your relationship.
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