Have you been feeling like there is something wrong in your relationship over the past few months? Have you felt increased anxiety when navigating difficult situations with your partner? I want to give you all a quick public service reminder: There IS a third party in your relationship this year. She is relentless, she is cold, and her name is Corona. She is the reason why you and your partner have lost your autonomy, and why you may have even lost your libido. She is the reason why you lost the support structure that allowed your stress level to be manageable. The reason why you have lost your light-heartedness, your variety, and probably even some of the fulfillment in your normal existence. She is also the reason why so many couples are struggling right now.
So, if you are in that place where you feel like you are about to throttle your partner, please keep in mind that whether you are crystal clear on it or not, she is impacting your relationship, and that is something that you need to factor in. If she is impacting your relationship, that is also the good news, because as the pandemic alleviates, some of those stressors between the two of you will alleviate as well. Please keep in mind that everything is not your fault, or your partner’s fault. ‘Rona gets a good share of the blame this year.
If you are feeling like Corona has taken a deep toll on the synergy of your relationship this year, please do not delay in seeking professional help from a couples counselor. Flourish Counseling’s team of relationship experts are just a phone call away. We offer individual counseling, couples counseling, and family counseling. If you would like more information about Flourish’s counseling services, reach out to us at 303-455-3767 x. 5 or fill out our contact form today.