Pre-existing conflict within relationships can be magnified now that so many couples are confined in their homes – some with children, some stressed with working from home, and trying to navigate balance between personal space and togetherness. Pre-existing conflict can be magnified now. And differences in personalities and past experiences play a huge role in how each partner chooses to cope with COVID-19.

Sooner or later everything will go back to normal or a new created normal. And before we know it, this too will be a memory. But in order for couples not to drift apart, both partners need to be conscious about the decisions and choices they make in their daily interactions.

Learn more at The Gottman Institute here

For Better or for Worse: Conflict and Connecting in Crisis
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