Relationships under quarantine

Couples and families are spending 24/7 with each other and are forced to deal with the stressors of a “new norm” and reduced resources. This can quickly take a toll on even the most stable of relationships.
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COVID-19 is putting the world through a situation we never imagined we would go through. Couples and families are spending 24/7 with each other and are forced to deal with the stressors of a “new norm” and reduced resources. This can quickly take a toll on even the most stable of relationships. And now, many couples throughout the US are finding themselves increasingly thinking about divorce. 

If you’re finding yourselves arguing more, there are ways to ease stress during these complicated and uncharted situations. Couples who do not usually fight may be experiencing some newly highlighted issues, and those with existing issues in their relationship are likely struggling more due to spending so much time under the same roof. The most important thing is to keep an open line of communication between you and your spouse. It is inevitable, you will get annoyed and will disagree on things. Staying open about your feelings is key to a healthy relationship. Tensions are high, so staying open will help your spouse understand. 

Additionally, keeping things fun is so important during these stressful times. Finding ways to keep things exciting and new will help keep your relationship in great shape. This pandemic has been adding stress to everyday situations, like grocery shopping, so it is understandable that things may seem more negative than usual. Having movie nights, playing games and laughing will keep spirits and moods high. These are tough and confusing times, it is inevitable that frustrations will arise. 

If you have exhausted your options, and are no longer able to be on the same page as your partner, then there are options for you too. While you may not be able to reach a resolution right now while sequestering, even a global pandemic can’t stop those who are ready to leave their marriage or at least entrain the idea, from seeking out all their options. After social distancing and self-isolation in the past several months, China has seen an increase in its divorce rate. In fact, one Chinese city has recently reached an all-time high in number of divorce filings in the wake of COVID-19.

As uncertain as times may be, there are a number of positive steps that you can take to move forward with your life. To learn more about divorce and how to move forward with the process, you should contact an experienced local family law attorney today. The experienced attorneys at Sadek & Cooper are available for phone consultations regarding your options at any time of day.

The attorneys at Sadek and Cooper Law Offices have handled hundreds of divorces in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties of Montgomery, Delaware, Bucks, and Chester. We are also licensed in the State of New Jersey. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation at 215-545-0008.

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