Lockdown Stress: 3 Stories That Will Change The Way You Approach Your Relationship

By The Raquel Peel Editorial Team

In these crazy times, we start looking at ourselves and our relationships with totally different eyes. We see the good and the bad more intensified, and we want to either get out or find ways to improve our connections with our partners. I hope it is the latter!

So the online search begins...

Very quickly we find so much information and feel overwhelmed by what we should be doing and what we could be doing. Many times instead of finding a path of helpful information we in fact become more frustrated and feel even worse.

I get it (and I have been there). I now want to help those who are looking for ways to have a better and more loving relationship with themselves and their partners.

I have found three inspiring and thought-provoking articles that I feel will help you get started. Take this opportunity, while in lockdown, to learn and grow a stronger relationship.

Was your relationship already facing hurdles, but you know you want to work together to grow close? Dr Sue Johnson talks about using this time as a wake up call to take care of a bond that is fraying.

1. Lockdown with Your Partner: A Wake-Up Call?

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So now suddenly, you have time together. In fact, oceans of time!

Does your heart leap at the thought of more time with your partner or does it begin to sink into doubt and despair?
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The Gottman Institute also has a beautiful and uplifting way of looking at the pressures of lockdown and relationships and I want to share their relationship recipes with you.

2. Gottman Relationship Recipes

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Try these relationship recipes out at home—you probably already have all the ingredients you need!

They whip up long-lasting love, stress-reducing strategies and conflict conversation starters to set your meal off on the right fork. Read Article Now

Now, if you are ready to dig even deeper, Tony Robbins has a powerhouse of information on relationships.

He states that 'truly extraordinary and successful relationships don’t come to people because they are lucky, unusually well-matched, completely similar or drowning in great chemistry. Extraordinary, loving, long-lasting, healthy relationships are the products of hard work, determination and the applied practice of the laws of love.'

3. The Ultimate Relationship Guide

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Use his relationship guide to find tools for exploring and evaluating the secrets to relationship success. You never know... These might lead you to the fulfilling relationship you have always wanted! Read Article Now

Let these three powerful articles be a stating point to help you change the way you approach your relationships—both now and in the future!

If you would like to get further insight, please also complete my study - The Relationship Style Survey. The aim of this study is to assist individuals manage future relationship behaviours and relationship patterns.

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