- Dr. Donalea McIntyre Toronto-based Clinical
How to Improve Your Relationship During the Pandemic
For some couples, staying at home during COVID-19 has been a blessing. It has opened up opportunities to improve communication, discover new idiosyncrasies, and spend quality time pursuing mutual interests and hobbies. However, many couples have also noted that being cooped up with their partner has led to the discovery of more areas of improvement within the relationship. With the increase in contact, it is not unusual to experience more frequent arguments and difficulty coping with the simple annoyances that were once easily managed. The negativity in the relationship may seem like it is one step away from disaster, or for some, a return to old ineffective patterns. However, this difficult time can provide a chance for personal and relational growth, which can lead to a deeper level of companionship.