I often get phone calls that start something like this: a person with a well-mannered voice says, "I need someone to talk to. I'm having relationship problems." When I ask for more detail, they name some general problems. "We have a hard time communicating." Or, "we don't spend a lot of time together." They may avoid adding any more, simply asking to talk more about it when we meet. If they're feeling especially brave or desperate, they may confide "I can't believe I'm in this situation but I want to save my marriage. I did something I never thought I'd do. I had an affair and my partner found out. They've told our friends and family and I'm so embarrassed. I don't know how we'll ever get over this."
Welcome to the new normal of lots of changes in everyday life. Whatever felt challenging a few weeks ago now seems more complicated. Between the health, financial, work/career and family care complications that come with this pandemic, we're all feeling more stressed. Even something as simple as getting groceries or going out to eat requires thoughtful decisions and considerations.
I hope these links will help you feel less stressed and more grounded as you ride this out: