The COVID-19 pandemic left many marks on our society. However, one blemish that is not mentioned enough is its negative impact on marriages. Post-pandemic marital issues are extremely common as couples try to navigate life following one of the decades\’ most stressful, uncertain periods. You aren\’t alone if you have noticed more relationship problems with your spouse in recent months. Read on to learn how to get through it and what you can do to heal your relationship.
What Are Post-Pandemic Marital Issues?
For many couples, the pandemic magnified and exacerbated problems that couples were already facing. While before the pandemic, they could distract themselves from work and social activities, the pandemic changed that dynamic. Instead, couples were home together for weeks and months on end, with nowhere to go and little to distract them. Add to that the uncertainty and stress happening in the world, the fear of illness and death, and the COVID sickness and recovery, and it was the perfect storm for marital issues.
Many couples’ relationships suffered damage they never adequately addressed during this time. Instead, work and social life returned to normal, but the issues are still under the surface, creating tension and disunity.
Common signs of post-pandemic marital issues include:
- Constant criticism of spouse
- Contempt and blame
- Lack of communication
- Lack of intimacy
- Increased arguing
How Can You Improve Your Marriage?
If any of these signs sound familiar, know there is hope for your relationship. You made it through the pandemic, and now it\’s time to focus on restoring your marriage. Seeking professional marriage counseling is an important step. An experienced marriage therapist can guide you through sharing emotions and thoughts constructively, teaching you better communication skills, and helping you identify the underlying problems holding back your marriage.
It\’s crucial to rediscover each other post-pandemic, so you can rekindle your relationship and achieve a new level of understanding and intimacy. A marriage counselor can help you navigate this process.
Find Healing for Post-Pandemic Marital Issues
At Positive Living Psychotherapy, Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist Jessica Bassett is ready to help you and your spouse move forward post-pandemic. She provides a safe, peaceful environment where she guides you and your spouse to explore marital issues and relate to each other more effectively and lovingly. In addition, her marriage counseling services help struggling couples develop communication skills and strategies to achieve a happy, fulfilling marriage relationship.
You don’t have to settle for an unsatisfying, volatile relationship, and there’s no need to let COVID take another casualty. Call 770.552.0333 to schedule an appointment with Jessica to address post-pandemic marital issues, so you can experience restoration in your marriage.