Keeping quarantine stress from driving marriages apart

Rebecca Crockett
March 18, 2020 - 4:00 am
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Kansas City, MO - Thanks to the Coronavirus outbreak, families are about to get a lot closer. With schools canceled and many employees working from home, the “snow day” excitement can wear off pretty quickly. Relationship Coach Timmy Gibson says instead of stressing over the situation couples should look at quarantine as an opportunity. 

“It’s definitely wreaking havoc, but I think it’s also an opportunity for couples to reconnect, to recalibrate, to spend time together,” encourages Gibson.

One key to staying sane is to create a schedule in the midst of your downtime, suggests Gibson. He says to make a plan to do chores, work, eat lunch, and then have your downtime, breaking it up much like when you’re on a vacation. 

Gibson says one thing to watch out for is fear and worry getting the best of you.

“It is what it is. Yes, we’ve got to be wise, we have to be smart. I’m not saying bury our heads in the sand and act like it doesn’t exist. I mean, of course, no. We need to do what we can, but fear and worry isn’t going to help. We have history to look back on, this too shall pass,” says Gibson.   

“We live in a fast paced world, Gibson explains, and the quarenting forces us to slow down. When it rains, dance in it.”

 

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