Are you thriving or are you barely surviving stressful times with your spouse?
If you’re like most of us, it’s probably a little bit of both. Many days, we enjoy the slower pace, emptier schedules, and extra couple time, but some days—well, we don’t.
No matter where you fall on the thriving or surviving scale, I think we can all agree that this time we’ve had of hunkering down (thanks 2020) has brought along a lot of stress. And stress does not bring out the best in us. It makes us feel frazzled and worn down, snappy and irritable. It interrupts our sleep. It can cause us to turn on the kids or on one another. In particular, quarantine stress may even bring up marital issues that stayed hidden behind all the busyness and the running around you used to do.
Instead of allowing this quarantine or any kind of struggle, to stress your marriage, allow it to catalyze connection on an entirely different
level. One way you can do this is by making the time to talk. Communication is a foundational part of your marriage; instead of being tempted to pull away from one another during all this stress, lean in and start relying on each other. Your spouse is designed to be your greatest resource in hard times, and real communication is one of the ways you tap into that.
Even this bad situation can become a catalyst for amazing growth and connection in your marriage. Let’s be real—we’ve all got the time!
If you’d like to connect on a deeper level with your spouse, we’ve got just the thing for you. You can listen to our Marriage Under Stress podcast episode, you can take our Expedition Marriage Stress Rescue course, or you can start with signing up for your free Stressful Times Conversation Guide below. It’s time to allow this time of stress and isolation to work for a greater good in your marriage. Stop surviving and start thriving!