Navigating Relationships During Coronavirus: How to handle stress, how to cope & tips to keep peace
We know - near everyone is stressed at home. It’s easy to be on edge, or fall into a spat with a family member.
In our interview with Dr. Marni Feuerman, LCSW, LMFT - a Psychotherapist, Author, Expert Media Contributor and relationship expert in South Florida - we learned many helpful tips we cannot wait to share with you. They may help bring some sanity into your quarantined days, as South Florida residents are still cooped up at home.
Find the full video interview below!
Some quick Quarantine & Relationship tips from Dr. Marni:
- Go outside- maybe a few times a day
- Get back to the basics: think pre internet - board games, puzzles, non-digital artwork
- Dig deep: the solutions you need to combat stress are probably already within you
- For relationship stress: It’s OK to blame the coronavirus and have dialogue such as: ‘hey, you know what - we’re both really stressed with everything that’s going on with the coronavirus. We’re probably both saying things we don’t mean’
- Break it down: Instead of jumping to “Wow, you’re such a jerk!” - try to break things into digestible chunks. It takes work and attention, but the outcome will be much greater if we can take a deep breath and say: “I would feel safer if you did _____”. Or “It would really help me if you could ____”. And try to keep that “blank” to a singular action item.
- For Help: Therapy - couples, relational or individual - has never been more accessible. If you need help, find the best help you can afford and don’t wait. Teletherapy is readily available and you can likely even find a mental health provider who takes your insurance.
To find Dr. Marni online, visit her website at: TheTalkingSolution.com
Thank you, Dr. Marni, for sharing your valuable insight with us!
** Important note: Experiencing Domestic Violence in South Florida during quarantine is different from other relational stress.
Here is an excerpt from one of our blogs on South Florida Domestic Violence resources and awareness. Check the blog out for more information if you need help or want to be a better ally: