The current pandemic situation and all the restrictions that were implemented in the past year have certainly taken their toll on our lives and also on our social interactions.
People had to adapt to a new way of living and not everyone reacted in the same way. This caused difficulties in many relationships, friendships, family relationships and couples were all affected.
This is why I personally, in my work as a relationship psychic, focus on helping people resolve their relationship matters, now more than ever.
The good news is that every potentially negative situation can have a great positive outcome, depending on our perspective and how we choose to react to what is happening.
While this pandemic situation can put extra stress on our relationships, it can also be a great opportunity to strengthen our bonds with the people we hold dear.
For example, one of the most common things that affect relationships these days, in my experience, is the difference of opinions. People have different mindsets, perspectives, and belief systems and they look at the pandemic situation from different points of view.
There Are Two Main Opposite Categories in which Most People Fit
1. The believers
These are the people that believe the coronavirus pandemic is a reality and is as serious as it is presented in the media and usually take all the necessary precautions to lower their chances to contract the virus.
2. The non-believers
these are the people that think the coronavirus is not real or is not so dangerous and they believe the pandemic is just a big hoax to control the population and help implement a new world order.
They tend to not be so cautious when it comes to taking safety precautions against the virus.
I am not going to start a discussion on who is right or wrong for this is not the purpose of this article.
In my opinion, everyone has the right to choose what they want to believe in and we should all respect each other’s choices and refrain from judging one another.
We should never let our differences affect our relationships, although in this case, it happens quite often.
The best way to resolve this situation is to empathize more with the ones that think differently than we do and, most importantly, to not judge them.
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It’s easy to get mad at them and we can feel like we are entitled to when what they think seems absurd to us, but still, we have to remember that the divine, however you name it, is pure unconditional love.
It’s easy to love each other and be understanding when we are on the same page, the true test comes when we stop seeing eye to eye.
It is most important how we interact with each other in conflictual situations.
I’ve seen fights that kept parents and children or siblings from talking to each other for years, and they all later came to regret all the lost time when they finally resolved their issues.
We never know how much time we have left with our loved ones, especially during the uncertain times we currently live in so we should make the best of each moment and not let our differences come between us.
Some other common relationship struggles you may encounter include:
Feeling the need for more space or craving more alone time
Because the pandemic situation is mostly keeping us at home, we are forced to spend more time with the people who live with us and we may have less time for ourselves.
Finding a hobby or engaging in a jogging routine or other solo physical activities can be a great fix in this case.
Being stressed and blow off on a loved one
When we feel stressed and we feel like we cannot take it anymore we, unfortunately, tend to take it out on the people closest to us.
The Key to Overcoming any Relationship Struggle Is Open Communication
When we don’t talk to each other about the things that bother us they tend to create negative feelings towards the person that is bothering us and those feelings stack up until we cannot control them anymore and aggressively burst out at the worst time and make us say things we will regret later.
But, instead, if as soon as we notice that negative energy growing inside of us, we let it out and manifest it constructively, it loses its power over us and it can actually bring about a positive change in the other person.
In such cases, oftentimes the person bothering us is not even aware they are doing so, and if we just calmly explain how we feel, we can make them realize how they are affecting us and help them change their behavior.
Every challenging situation has the potential of driving us apart or strengthen our bonds, depending on how we handle the situation.
We must use this opportunity the coronavirus pandemic is offering us to become closer than ever and support each other during these stressful times.
About the Author
Shawna Allard is a San Diego based relationship psychic, medium intuitive, energy healer, founder of the Divine Knowing Institute for the Study and Exploration of the Divine and author of the best-selling book “Knowing”.