Latest On Love During The Pandemic
We’ve all been living quite a different type of lifestyle over the last 6 months. It’s affected every part of our life and being. But what about relationships, dating, romance and love? We’ve collated some of the latest top articles and research on the affects of COVID-19 on our love lives.
“COVID-19’s effect on everyday life clearly extends to the interpersonal as well as hyperpersonal domains. The ability to find new relationships in this climate may indeed suffer some setbacks, but if a relationship can withstand those tests, it may be one that proves most fulfilling over the long haul.”
– Psychology Today, Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Ph.D.
And the New York Times discusses what single people are starting to realize, quoting recent advice given out by well known public figures to young people about dating during the pandemic. The article closes with…
“Being single in a pandemic prompts an extreme reaction to that status. Early research from the Kinsey Institute suggests that while everyone is lonelier now, single people are the loneliest. The psychotherapist Esther Perel explained to me this is because crisis is a “relationship accelerator.” Unhappy marriages lurch to divorce. Young lovers rush to cohabitate on a third date. And single people realize: I don’t want to die alone.”
– The New York Times. Nayeema Raza, Film Maker & Writer
If you’re seriously interested, the Kinsey Institute is conducting a study to understand the impact of COVID-19 on romance and sex lives of adults during the pandemic. The study title is, Sex and Relationships in the Time of COVID-19.
According to the Havard Gazette article, love is hard during the pandemic and they outline important tips for couples in relationships during the pandemic.
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One thing is for certain, we are all affected in some way by the COVID-19 experience. Let’s learn, value our time together and practice patience, sharing with others, giving as well as self-care.