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Surviving Marriage During the Corona Crisis

Israel Today asked Israeli experts on marriage and family counseling what we can do to protect our relations at home

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Couples’ therapist Alon Aviram wisely said, “Choose your battles.” We all need to take a deep breath and realize that our current state is temporary. Normally, when certain things are said by our spouse that don’t sit well with us we tend to react and respond. However, during such a time as the Coronavirus, we need to tell ourselves that we’re going to restrain ourselves and not respond. I won’t argue with what my spouse said to me in order to preserve a calm atmosphere in the family, especially in front of the children.

Tension at home

The increasing time that we’re now forced to spend at home is likely to create tension in our marriages. In our vows we promised to always love and respect our spouses in both pleasant and difficult times. However, no one prepared us for the tension-filled pressure cooker that suddenly became our home in these uncertain times. The involuntary extended period of time that couples are spending at home with their children and the uncertainty of one’s health and…

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