A Simple Tip to Ease Pandemic Stress in Your Marriage

You’ve been working—as well as living—under one roof for almost a year. Here’s some help!

Posted in , Feb 16, 2021

Pandemic stress and marriage

My “Positive Path” message today is a tip that has helped my marriage during the long months of togetherness during the pandemic.

My husband, Rob, our 10-year-old son, and I are all working and learning from home, and we all have different schedules and responsibilities. At one point, Rob and I recognized that we were snapping at each other more than we'd like, and we pinpointed interruptions as the culprit.

We noted both the benefit and the challenge of being so close to each other, so easily able to pop our heads into each other's spaces with a grocery list addition or a vent about a frustrating tech glitch. Add the inevitable interruptions of a child whose fourth grade experience is entirely online, and the cumulative aggravation makes sense. So, we agreed to start a simple practice that has had a noticeable, positive impact on our marital happiness. It's so simple, it's almost embarrassing.

Please take a look at the video below:


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