Many of us are continuing to work from home - because really, it’s working so well – or is it?
If you’ve finally hit the point where you’re ready to talk badly about your partner to anyone that will listen, you know it’s time to address the issue.
One of the many ways that the pandemic has flipped our lives upside down, is the amount of time we’re spending at home with our partners. According to findings by the Experiences Marketplace Groupon, the average couple has experienced the equivalent of four extra years in their relationship. And for most, it has been brutal. Let’ face it, the strain that 24/7 togetherness put on relationships, can’t be ignored.
Many couples are feeling overwhelmed, agitated, and disconnected. Need some proof? Nearly a third of people skipped Valentine’s Day 2021 – a sign that love may have lost its lustre after a trying year.
So, if you’re confused as to why you and your partner aren’t taking this time together as an opportunity to have more sex - since you’re always home - know that this is completely normal. Think about it, when we start a relationship we never expect to spend every waking moment with that person for months and months on end.
Most people may be hoping that a return to normal could resolve these issues. And according to Anita Chlipala, a licenced marriage and family therapist and founder of Relationship Reality 312, they could be right. Chlipala reckons that getting back to the office will be a good thing for most couples. That being said, going back to the office isn’t necessarily under your control and if you still have not been invited back to resume your duties, it’s time to take matter into your own hands to address relationship fatigue.
Ultimately, be kind to each other. Sometimes it really is that simple.
Source: calgarycouselling.com, huffingtonpost.com, today.com, inc.com, verywellmind.com, businesswire.com, irishtimes.com, ualberta.ca, forbes.com
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