How Isolation Has Changed Our Relationships
WHO|November 23, 2020
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How Isolation Has Changed Our Relationships
Mindset coach Emily Chadbourne explains how to maintain bonds in the age of social distancing

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, 28 per cent of women and 16 per cent of men have reported feeling lonely as a result of the pandemic. The truth is, COVID-19 has shifted things socially for us all. Some of us have felt the negative effects of isolation while some have loved it. Many people are still working from home and we’re all coming to terms with the new norm. But how has this weird time impacted our relationships?

ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIPS

Without a doubt, the stresses of the pandemic have either exposed cracks or cemented foundations. According to Relationships Australia, 42 per cent of people experienced a negative change in their relationship with their partner during coronavirus lockdown restrictions. Challenges with homeschooling, working from home and economic stress have also taken their toll. For my clients, who might be struggling in their romantic relationships, I encourage them to sit down weekly and have a “meeting”. Don’t be afraid to bring focus to your relationship and remember, communication is key.

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November 23, 2020