Pandemic is not something pleasant to happen because it cause many struggles and difficulties for people. Not only did it affect the global economy, it has also affected people engaging on social interactions. Many people experience difficulties in their relationships during the pandemic whether or not it is directly related to the pandemic itself.
How to overcome struggles in relationship during pandemic
There are many types of struggles people have experienced from the pandemic. For example, some people lost their family to covid-19, lost the job, or struggle to connect with other people in general. The pandemic has caused more problems and stress to everyone’s life. However, it doesn’t mean you cannot overcome them.
Different views of the pandemic
In this pandemic, there are two particular sides, they are the people who believe the pandemic is real and the people who don’t. You might have encounters people even in your circle who share different views on this. For others, it is treated just like different opinion but for some others, this kind of different has caused major clash.
Of course, everyone has the right to choose what they want to believe and be respectful toward each other. Differences in opinion or views should not affect relationships. Instead, we can empathize with each other even if they don’t share the same opinions. Avoid being judgmental regardless of the topic that cause differences.
Spread more love
To overcome differences, difficulties, and struggles caused and during the pandemic, it is important to look back at our nature, which is to spread love. Keep in mind that the your friends and families are part of your life and they are the ones you choose to love. Hence, try to spread more love and be more understanding. Try to stay in touch even through virtual contacts and do it regularly to avoid keeping more distance.
Sometimes, you are in relationship struggles because of your own stress. Hence, it is important to look for the cause of it and manage it consciously. You can manage stress by engaging in new hobby, trying physical activities, or practicing meditation. These activities can help prevent you from blowing off on loved ones. Taking out your stress or anger to the people closest to you will only make you feel guiltier, and cause more stress.
Build open communication
Communication is the key in successful relationship, be it with friends, families, employers, etc. Open communication allows you to talk about the things that bother you or negative feelings towards the others and vice versa. As soon as you feel negative energy in your relationship, let it out through open, honest communication. Hence, there is no room for it to grow into negative feelings that affect your relationship.
Supporting each other
In the times of difficulty like this pandemic, there are many factors that drive you apart from the people you love. To be able to overcome the situation, it is important to support each other unconditionally. This way, the bond in relationship will grow stronger instead.