[PODCAST] Relationships During a Pandemic with Couples Counsellor, Erin Hinton
Relationships During a Pandemic with Couples Counsellor, Erin Hinton
The uncomfortable truth about relationships during a pandemic is that…
They might feel extra hard.
This is highlighting inequities within partnerships.
This is a time of renegotiating boundaries.
And, it all might feel kind of gross.
In an ’emergency’ episode of the To Birth and Beyond podcast, we brought back couples counsellor, Erin Hinton, to guide us on how to manage this.
Today on the To Birth and Beyond podcast is Episode 116: Relationships During a Pandemic, with Couples Counsellor, Erin Hinton.
Today we’re speaking directly to the challenges of being in a relationship, or partnered, during this pandemic.
With specific notes on co-parenting with someone, and managing professional demands with household tasks throughout this time.
Whew. It feels hard because it *is* hard.
We invited couples counsellor Erin Hinton back to the To Birth and Beyond podcast for an ‘emergency’ episode because from the conversations we’re having, we know that the struggles are happening and we need to find a way to co-exist right now.
What you’ll hear Erin guide us on:
– How to handle differences in terms of “how seriously” to take COVID and social-distances/isolations requirements
– When you and your partner have differing expectations of how to use this “down time”.
– What to do when people have different ways of coping with anxiety and stress when you’re now in confined spaces with each other.
– Parenting expectations. YEAH. ‘Nuff said.
– Creating boundaries in regards to working from home.
– The glaring realities of women taking the lead in homeschooling/initiating connection with friends/family/household chores and cooking particularly in heterosexual relationships.
– And lastly, heavy on our hearts, that we know home is not always a safe place for many people in relationships. How can we help ourselves or our people?
As a last reminder, if you are in a heterosexual relationship, this is not the work of women to be accommodating for the family.
Episode 116 is on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and directly above.
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