Three Ways to Reduce Relationship Stress

Hey there! It’s hard to deny the pressure that the COVID-19 pandemic has put on marriages, for good or bad. Whether you or a family member has the virus yourself, suddenly adjusting to working from home, been furloughed or lost a job, or juggling homeschooling with your many other duties, your marriage is likely being impacted due to added stress.

Many couples are looking for answers to get from survival-mode back to to thriving.

I reached out to Dr. Matt Eschler, PhD and family therapist, for practical tips about what couples can do to reduce stress.

Watch the 6 minute video by clicking below to hear what he has to say:

In summary, his suggestions are:

  1. Limit news consumption. Stay informed but don’t let the gloom and doom of news pump continual fear into your home.
  2. Remain active. Get outdoors and move around to avoid isolation. Use this as an opportunity to date your spouse every day. 
  3. Find something to make every day better. Do one little thing tomorrow to make tomorrow better, but don’t fall into the trap of perfectionism.

Have you any creative ideas on how you’ve struggled with the added pressures that the COVID-19 pandemic has placed on your relationship? Write them in the comments below!

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<h3>Dan Purcell</h3>

Dan Purcell

Dan and his wife Emily Purcell are the founders of Get Your Marriage On! They are on a mission to strengthen marriages by making lovemaking incredibly fun and deeply connecting. Dan is a sex coach. They are also the creators of the popular Intimately Us and Just Between Us apps that have been downloaded over 750,000 times. They are the host of the popular Get Your Marriage On! podcast with over 1 million listens. In addition to their coaching program, they host romantic retreat getaways for couples, and put on workshops on how to have a great sex life and deeper intimacy. Dan and Emily met in middle school and have been married for over 20 years and have 6 kids. Dan loves cracking dad jokes, running marathons, planning the next creative date night with his sweetheart, and enjoys the magnificent outdoors around their St George home.

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