Last year our lifestyles took a major hit, with people adjusting to altered workplaces, homeschooling their kids, and even finding new ways to perform tasks like shopping and attending appointments. Even small changes can be challenging, so with so many shifts occurring at one time it can be downright overwhelming.
While restrictions have lifted for the most part, many relationships are still reeling. Indeed, it’s not a question of whether your relationship is strong enough to survive long-term stress and come away even stronger, but how to do exactly that. We’ve compiled some resources to help.
Provide Mutual Support
Being each other’s cheerleader, team member and confidante are musts if you’re going to make it long-term. If you’ve lived in such a way as to feel like you’re facing battles alone — or worse, as each other’s adversary — it’s time to find ways to come together instead of apart.
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Understanding Different Types of Stressors
It’s easy (and common) to blame each other for rising stress levels, or to just take stress out on each other. Yet the tension might not really have much to do with each other at all. In fact, it’s entirely possible that something else is troubling you or your partner, and it’s just spilling over because it hasn’t been identified and resolved. Here are some points to consider.
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Go the Extra Mile
Showing your partner that you care is a must. If you’re looking for ways to better express the positive feelings you have for each other, explore these helpful resources.
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Make Time for Self-Care
Tending to your personal well-being ensures that you have the right type and level of energy to manage your relationships and other commitments. By engaging in a strong self-care regimen, you’ll have what it takes to be happy and healthy in the rest of your lifestyle.
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Suffice it to say, relationships take hard work to succeed, and it’s not much different in this new normal. So, work on giving your relationship a leg up without losing sight of your needs, as well. You’ll get through this together yet.
Julie Morris is a life and career coach. She thrives on helping others live their best lives. It’s easy for her to relate to clients who feel run over by life because she’s been there. After years in a successful (but unfulfilling) career in finance, Julie busted out of the corner office that had become her prison.
Today, she is fulfilled by helping busy professionals like her past self get the clarity they need in order to live inspired lives that fill more than just their bank accounts. When Julie isn’t working with clients, she enjoys writing and is currently working on her first book. She also loves spending time outdoors and getting lost in a good book.