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10 Anxiety Tips for Dealing with Relationships during COVID

Updated: Mar 22, 2023

Is the virus escalating your anxiety? Is it complicating your relationships? Is maintaining intimacy and healthy communication with those you love a near-impossible task? If so, you are in good company. Relationships are complicated enough. Add anxiety and the virus to the mix, and we have a recipe for distress. Thankfully, we can improve things.

For today’s video, “10 Anxiety Tips for Dealing with Relationships during COVID,” I checked in with a half-dozen experts, mixed in a parade of video clips, and came up with these ten tips on relationships and anxiety. Who knows, maybe a couple of them just may help. I hope you enjoy this video, and have a great day, D 😊

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00:00 Introduction 03:44 10) Expand Your Support System 04:45 9) Keep a Routine 06:50 8) Understand Your Anxiety… 09:17 7) Check Anger Levels 10:54 6) Have Fun 13:00 5) Allow Opposing Opinions 17:17 4) Speak Up 19:27 3) Alone Time 21:15 2) Grace and Gratitude 23:08 1) Keep a Routine 24:29 Closing



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  2. Carnegie, Dale. How to Win Friends & Influence People: The Only Book You Need to Lead You to Success. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1981 (orig. 1936).

  3. Didar-UI Islam, S.M., Md. Bodrud-Doza, Rafid Mahmud Khan, Md. Abidul Haque, Mohammed A. Mamun. “Exploring COVID-19 stress and its factors in Bangladesh: A perception-based study.” Science Direct, 6(7), E04399. July 01, 2020. Accessed September 21, 2020.

  4. Grohol, John M. “15 Common Cognitive Distortions.” PsychCentral. June 24, 2019. Accessed September 21, 2020.

  5. Kraft, Chris. “How to Keep Your Relationship Healthy During the Coronavirus Pandemic.” Johns Hopkins. May 1, 2020. Accessed September 21, 2020.

  6. Luscombe, Belinda. “11 Ways to Stay Married Amid Coronovirus Concerns.” Time. March 27, 2020. Accessed September 11, 2020.

  7. Nguyen, T. P., B. R. Karney & T. N. Bradbury. “When poor communication does and does not matter: The moderating role of stress.” Journal of Family Psychology, 34(6), 676-686. Accessed September 21, 2020.

  8. Pappas, Stephanie. “Four ways to strengthen couples’ relationships now.” American Psychological Association. June 12, 2020. Accessed September 21, 2020.

  9. Whalley, Matthew. “Unhelpful Thinking Styles: Cognitive Distortions In CBT.” Psychology Tools. March 18, 2019. Accessed September 21, 2020.


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