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!

<h3>Dan Purcell</h3>

Dan Purcell

Dan and his wife Emily Purcell are the founders of Get Your Marriage On! Their marriage went through a bit of a renaissance a few years ago and wanted to share what they learned with other couples. They created a fun & sexy bedroom game app called Intimately Us that has been downloaded over 300,000. They put on events and retreats for couples.Dan is the host of the Get Your Marriage On! podcast. Dan is a Life Coach that coaches other couples and individuals on how to have a great marriage, deeper intimacy, and fulfilling sex life.Dan and Emily have been married for over 18 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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