The last year has been a truly difficult time for people everywhere, and many places are still buckling under the pressure of the pandemic and other current events. Even in places where the pandemic is no longer hitting as hard as it was, the effects are sure to be felt for years or perhaps decades to come.
For today’s post, we want to switch gears a bit. Today’s discussion focuses on things that you and your partner can do to foster a stronger marriage, especially during times of stress or duress.
That said, remember that our family law attorneys are available to answer any questions you might have about any matters relating to family law. Simply call us directly to schedule a free initial consultation! For now, here’s several approaches you and your partner can adopt to help ensure you’re maintaining a strong bond and partnership regardless of extraneous circumstances.
Focus on Communication and Voice Your Concerns
This might sound like a basic check, but make sure that communication between you and your partner stays open and honest. Many couples spent an increasing amount of time together during the pandemic, and it allowed some to further open up their communication while other couples found themselves withdrawing a bit from each other. Take efforts to ensure you don’t fall in the latter category.
This also means being comfortable or at least willing to open up when it comes to more difficult conversations. Be open about your concerns and give your partner a chance to do the same. It might not seem like a big deal to the other person, but both parties should be given the opportunity to air out their anxieties and be honest about what isn’t working.
Show Compassion and Gratitude via Words and Actions
During tough times, it can be easy to fall into a negative spiral, where you focus on the problems at hand. While you shouldn’t ignore immediate problems, there isn’t much benefit to dwelling on circumstances outside of your control. Instead focus on expressing gratitude and compassion with one another via the things you say and do.
In short, try to focus on the bright side and stay positive where you can. You influence each other’s day-to-day and outlook more than you might realize.
Don’t be Afraid to Take Some Personal Time As Well
With the extended time spent together by couples, realize that it’s ok or perfectly normal to want a break from each other here and there. Give each other the chance to schedule self-time where you can be alone, perhaps spend time with your friends, etc. Another good idea (for those who have the space) is to designate dedicated zones or areas in the home that each person can claim for themselves.
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Keep these things in mind as things slowly and hopefully turn back to normal. The COVID-19 pandemic has been a serious ordeal, but it likely won’t be the only obstacle or challenge you face in your marriage. Equip yourself with the proper approach and strategies to strengthen and maintain your relationship no matter the circumstances.
If you have any questions about divorce, custody or visitation issues, or any matter relating to family law, don’t hesitate to call us directly at (949) 825-5245.