The Two Kinds of COVID Couples

Key Point:

  • The pandemic’s effect on dyadic partnerships is multifactorial; communication frequency, family dynamics, and stress levels all play a role.
  • Historically trying times exacerbate conflicts, and everyday stressors may become too much to bear.
  • Successful couples work to improve communication and conflict resolution through consistent, collaborative effort.
  • Therapists may be able to better relate to what their couples are going through, as the pandemic has affected us all.

Read the full article by David Scharff on Psychology Today

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