Lockdown Saved A Lot Of Relationships By Blaming Pandemic For Everything

Nikki Attkisson | Last Updated : June 23, 2021

People have been compelled to stay at home, which has benefitted couples by having time to spend together. When things are bad, people often seek support, strength, and sympathy from family and friends. In 2020, this is absolutely true.

Lockdown Saved A Lot Of Relationships By Blaming Pandemic For Everything

Many husbands and wives have watched their marriages grow stronger despite so many challenges and tribulations – a worldwide pandemic, the worst recession in a century, political and social turbulence, and wildfires, to name a few. 

New research shows that work stress, money issues, and other daily setbacks can disrupt relationships, but major issues like the COVID-19 phase can actually make couples happier. This is because now they will notice that they are under stress.

Lockdown Saved A Lot Of Relationships By Blaming Pandemic For Everything

Couples who worked with each other to cope and had fewer disagreements reported higher levels of relationship satisfaction and lower levels of cause presumptions for their partners’ negative behavior.

Lisa Neff, who is an assistant professor revealed that based when potential stressors arise, romantic partners are will not attribute the problem to each other, and will attribute the problem to the other party, and will attribute the destructive outcomes of tension on interpersonal relationships.

Whether dividing partners into an unplanned long-distance relationship, forcing them into a premature state of domesticity in shared quarantine, or snuffing out a budding romance altogether has helped a lot.

Neff’s team discovered that the epidemic Event gave a distinct backdrop for putting this theory to the test. The study analyzed data from one hundred ninety-one volunteers in the months and weeks following the pandemic, as well as a report on how they handled the situation. Questionnaires about the pandemic, and a two-week daily survey decides her degree. The obligations are centered on their relationship happiness, daily tensions, and negative behaviors toward their spouses.

Surprisingly, the majority of individuals have attributed the problem to the pandemic. This is a huge benefit for the partners. People who are the most accountable for the pandemic are more immune to stress’s damage. The findings, according to the researchers, highlight the essentiality of understanding how stress might affect a partner’s attitude toward their relationship.

They did note, however, that blaming a pandemic can help to mitigate the negative impacts of tension on relationships, but it does not eradicate them. 

“When couples recognize that stress will end their relationship, it is easier for them to shift responsibility for problems by remaining silent and overcoming the stress,” said Neff. It can make lovers care for each other, and eventually being more positive in overpowering these difficult times.

When people are continually together and dealing with the same unfavorable situations, they may be better able to understand their partners’ bad moods, allowing them to be more forgiving of their partners’ inconsiderate behavior. The pandemic has helped married men and women respect their spouse more, according to 58 percent of married men and women. Similarly, 51% of husbands and wives said that the events of the last seven months have strengthened their marriage commitment.

As if to coach us through all or at least some of those hurdles, the epidemic shut us all up in our homes, with our families, to introspect and take attention to what is valuable to us.

Nikki Attkisson

With over 15 years as a practicing journalist, Nikki Attkisson found herself at Powdersville Post now after working at several other publications. She is an award-winning journalist with an entrepreneurial spirit and worked as a journalist covering technology, innovation, environmental issues, politics, health etc. Nikki Attkisson has also worked on product development, content strategy, and editorial management for numerous media companies. She began her career at local news stations and worked as a reporter in national newspapers.

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