Managing relationships during the 'Stay at home' period

Another brilliant post from Dr. Nikki Scheiner (Visiting) Clinical Psychologist at New Life Marbella.
MARBELLA, Spain - April 26, 2020 - PRLog -- COVID 19: Managing relationships during the 'Stay at home' period.

All over the world, people are being asked to stay at home and help 'flatten the curve' of the coronavirus. Self-isolation and social distancing help slow the spread of the virus and prevent the NHS from being over-whelmed. At the same time, staying at home may be stressful and therefore emotionally and psychologically challenging. Whilst a couple who care for each other can deepen their relationship during this period, those who are struggling with the quality of their relationship may experience deepening desperation and anger. Other stresses result from not being able to have direct contact with elderly relatives –to give them love and support and/or to receive the same from them.

This article offers advice about minimising the difficulties you may experience, whether they relate to being separated from your family or being isolated with a partner with whom you have a strained or bad relationship.

Problem: My elderly parents/ grandparents are isolated OR or in a Care Home which has stopped all visits.

Many people describe 'grieving' for the lack of contact with their parents or their adult children. People are particularly worried if a parent has dementia and cannot fully understand the current situation. Change is particularly confusing for people with dementia. Worrying about loved ones invariably increases our anxiety.

What you can do

Maintain contact as far as you are safely able to. If you are a carer and deliver food to your family, you can continue to do this as long as you observe social distancing. At the start of the restrictions, some family members travelled to relatives' homes simply to wave through the window. As new Government restrictions on non-essential outdoor activity have come into play, you will need to find alternative methods of communication.

To view the full article please follow this link:

Dr. Nikki Scheiner
April 2020

Visiting Clinical Psychologist - New Life Marbella
+34 637 372 595

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