Unraveling The Impact Of The Pandemic On Couples And Their Relationships

The global pandemic has affected all aspects of our lives and especially romantic relationships. Some couples were able to come out of it stronger than before, but others could not withstand its impact and became more distant or even divorced. 

Providers of couples therapy throughout Dubai has witnessed an increase in the influx of couples whose relationship has suffered from the pandemic. As a result of couples fighting more, many therapists practicing marriage counseling in Dubai, myself included, started doing more divorce life coaching rather than couple’s therapy.

How Has The Pandemic Impacted Relationships Negatively?

Global pandemics are known to be extremely stressful times. With more people working remotely and many children studying from home, it eventually can lead to marital discord. The fact that couples were spending more time together in enclosed spaces has caused them to become more anxious and less intimate. 

The romantic vibes were overtaken with worry about the financial, economic, social, and health situation. Consequently, couples who were already at a breaking point before the pandemic found themselves calling it quits due to being pushed over the edge with the whole situation. The marital conflict brought about by the rising tensions has led to a spike in the divorce rates whereby couples have found themselves dealing with new problems, which perhaps aggravated existing ones. 

Moreover, there has been a rise in families’ abusive behaviors due to social isolation pressures and staying at home together for longer periods. Couples have found themselves being physically isolated from their friends and families for support, which has added to the strains on the relationship. Online communication techniques have mostly replaced physical, social contact. 

The Positive Impact Of The Pandemic

On the other hand, a few couples found that the fear of COVID-19 has brought them closer together. Those couples were still anxious but were more equipped with patience and determination to make their relationship work. They considered the pandemic an opportunity to re-establish connection together as a couple and re-evaluate the relationship. An increased number of couples resorted to doing couples therapy and marriage counseling to help them overcome the challenges that have been brought about by the pandemic. 

The Importance Of Marriage Counseling To Deal With The Impact Of The Pandemic

Finally, it is crucial to understand that the pandemic’s impact could be quite challenging for a couple. Therefore, involving an experienced, caring, and non-judgmental couples’ therapist can make a huge difference. As a Marriage and Family Therapist in Dubai, I work with couples to overcome the pandemic’s challenges. I do this by guiding and providing them with key tools and teaching them new skills to handle the challenges of these uncertain times. Marriage counseling in Dubai and Couples therapy in Dubai are incredibly useful. 

So, if you are searching for a professional and a highly qualified marriage counselor and couple’s therapist that is an ICEEFT certified Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist (EFT) in Dubai to help you navigate these difficult times, please reach out to me. I meet my clients face to face in my office in Dubai or do marriage and family counseling online. 

If you feel like speaking to a Family and Couples Counselor and doing couples therapy at the convenience of your home, please contact me on ds@www.daliasheiha.com or WhatsApp me on 00971502369395.


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