The coronavirus outbreak is causing massive changes in the way we live our everyday lives.

Our most integral relationships are being placed under the most intense pressure just at a time when we need them the most.

Under usual circumstances you wouldn’t expect to be spending all day, every day with your partner.

However, if you are both working from home, with nowhere to go in the evenings, there’s a chance you may experience some friction.

Maybe it’s happening already?

This is perfectly normal, particularly given the increased stress we’re all experiencing right now.

But, as we could be in this situation for a while yet, it’s worth taking some steps to ensure we get through this intense period with our relationships intact.

We may even come out the other side stronger! Give these strategies a go:

1. Love your differences

Write a list of the positive differences between you. This can help you begin to appreciate each other’s uniqueness all over again.

2. No criticisms/No put downs

When niggles arise between you, or one is criticising the other, say something silly. Your partner will be so taken aback, it will throw them, and may even make them laugh. But, most importantly, it will break any tension.

3. Hugs Time

Find time in the day, just to cuddle and create physical closeness, with no further expectation.

4. Support the Dreams

Encourage your partner to fulfil their dreams and ask them to allow you to achieve yours, too. When you both feel free and supported, you will both be happy.

5. Discuss Rather Than Argue

Turn irritating comments into humour – see the situation as a cartoon so that you can laugh at it together.

6. Learn To Listen 

Make a conscious effort to stop and really listen to what your partner has to say.

7. Love Reality

Don’t set up your partner to fail by having unrealistic expectations of them.

How Mental Focus for Relationships Works

With the right mental guidance , we can change thinking patterns, behaviours and outcomes.

This also helps:

– Deal with negative emotions
– Improve communication with those around you
– Recapture feelings of love and romance
– Build strong relationships towards a brighter future

You too can shift the dynamics of your relationship.

To help you further, download this complimentary audio recording.

Enjoy a better relationship!