The COVID-19 pandemic has inflicted a tremendous amount of impact on people’s personal and professional lives. Relationship struggles during the pandemic are a sincere part of this equation. If your relationship is on the rocks, one of the chief reasons could be because you’re spending too much time together. Hours upon hours spent watching the news, handling the kids’ needs, and your own can have a significant impact on your communication with your partner. Moreover, you and your partner could be experiencing vast differences in how you are handling the pandemic and managing the needs of your personal relationship.
You may find yourself thinking the following things:
“Life is too short. I’m not sure if this marriage is for me.”
“My marriage has run its course.”
Or alternatively, “I am willing to stay and fight because I have too much invested.”
In these scenarios you may also feel lost and confused, or worse, feel stuck.
If you’ve lost the desire for intimacy and connection, you may feel like you and your partner are more like roommates than spouses. Perhaps you’ve even tried counseling in past and didn’t have luck. Because of this, you may feel reluctant to embark on marriage counseling again. Feelings may plague you like wondering it will work at all. It’s vital to remember that feeling confused, guilty, or ashamed of having these feelings is the first organic step to seeking help. Even if you don’t want to harm your partner or your children, it’s important for you to address your feelings.
In the tumult and vivacity of life before the pandemic, it may have been easy to overlook some problematic aspects of your relationship with your partner. One of the side effects of the pandemic was the fact that it slowed things down enough for people to stop and think about their lives and their marriage. You may not have noticed, for example, that you’re not strongly attracted to your partner. Whatever the issue may be, it is important for you to know that help is available.
Imagine a relationship where you and your partner feel more connected. When you and your partner trust and liked each other, it can make a world of difference in a relationship. After all, you deserve an exciting relationship that you can look forward to. With the help of a marriage/relationship therapist, you will have the ability to process these feelings in a safe and confidential way. Navigate the confusion and gain clarity as a couple.
We offer several therapists in our group practice and we are 100% remote/telehealth based. Please contact Susan Block LMFT & associates for a complimentary consultation to see what therapist is the right fit for you. We are pleased to offer marriage and individual therapy in Broward, Palm Beach, and Miami-Dade County, FL as well as throughout the state of Florida.