Many Relationships Won’t Make It Through The Pandemic Conflicts? Couples Boil Over OR Reconnect
DPA People generally don’t show their best side in a crisis like the pandemic. In times like these, unresolved conflicts become particularly clear. Christin Klose/dpa
The coronavirus crisis has put a serious strain on many aspects of our lives. Many couples’ relationship has been sorely tested too.
“Like a fire accelerant,” crises intensify unresolved conflicts, points out Dominik Borde, a relationship coach in Vienna.
He’s not the only couples therapist expecting a wave of break-ups and divorces on the back of the Covid-19 pandemic. Berlin-based psychotherapist Holger Kuntze, for example, reports a veritable stampede for counselling by couples with relationship problems. The number has increased by more than a third, he says.
This doesn’t surprise the therapists. For one thing, people