Relationships in a crisis are always tested more than when things are going well because of the added stress and worry of the situation. When you are on lockdown or in an isolated group that you can't get away from relationships are always harder. It's not just you and your situation, this is true for most people who find themselves spending all their time with someone they are not used to doing that with.
Many people are struggling with relationships now, men, women, young, old, married, unmarried, those who believe in a God and those who don’t. We are very happy to chat with you about your struggles to help you to feel more full of hope and purpose, and to pray for you if that is something you would like.
There are two things you need to focus on which will help all of your relationships...
Lowering your tension and stress - please read our Finding Hope page
- Lowering the tension and stress in you during this time
- Finding new space and enjoyment in the relationships
Finding new space in your relationships
Instead of just treating this as normal life, think of it as a time to focus on doing things differently. Deliberately arrange at least one time each day when you will do things on your own away from others. That may be doing something in a different room or in the same room with headphones on. It would probably be a good idea to explain what you are doing to the others in your household first so they realise you aren't simply being rude and ignoring them!
Finding new enjoyment in your relationships
Think of things that you used to enjoy doing together and then arrange a specific time a few times each week (maybe even every day) when you stop whatever you have been doing and do something fun and specific together.
This all may sound artificial and forced but creating set times to be alone and set times to do things together creates the opportunity for more enjoyment and less guilt within a relationship.