My husband and I started couples counseling just before the coronavirus outbreak here’s why therapy is now more necessary than ever if you’re quarantined with your partner
- Melissa Petro is a freelance writer based in New York with her husband and two small children.
- She recently started couples counseling with her husband in February, just before the coronavirus outbreak had begun in the US.
- Although they were hesitant at first to switch to virtual meetings, the weekly sessions soon began inspiring huge improvements in how Petro and her husband were communicating every day.
- If you find yourself stuck inside or working from home with your partner and are starting to get on each other’s nerves, Petro recommends looking into couples therapy — it can be more impactful now than ever.
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My husband and I started couples counseling at the end of February, when coronavirus had yet to be detected in the US. Becoming parents had tested our relationship, and recent challenges in particular — including the arrival of our second baby this past December — had made existing tensions worse. We wanted to communicate better, to treat one another more lovingly and bicker less often, particularly in front of our two year old son, who — much to my heartbreak — had begun acting out when the two of us would …continued .
[Source: Business Insider]