The length of the health crisis can halt the well-being of couples: “intimacy and sexuality become secondary”
If the confinement has undermined the couple’s parenthood, the length of the crisis could well hamper their marital and intimate well-being.
Today, as the Covid-19 crisis is once again ubiquitous and political responses incomprehensible, the stress of individuals has gone from “ atacute during confinement: we saw a situation of the order of the short term, to chronic: we are in a situation of loss of control, in a need for continual adaptabilitye “, explains Marie Géonet, doctor in psychology, HE Vinci research director and UCLouvain lecturer.
Which has and will have repercussions on couples. Today, we already know that containment played a role on these. The psychologist puts forward some figures, taken from a study initiated by UMons in which she participates. “ 12, 2% of couples were in marital distress during confinement, 27.7% had difficulty resolving conflicts and 4.4% exhibited aggressive behavior in the couple, these figures remaining lower than the usual figures. Finally, 8.2% had massive conflicts over the education of children. Let damore than the usual numbers . “ Societal stupor, individual anxiety, parenthood on the verge of nervous breakdown, sharing of domestic tasks and unbalanced “care” to the detriment of women: the situation was already tense … And conjugality could falter even more given the length of the crisis.
“Because to face together in front of a stress, it requires to adjust well to each other”, emphasizes the psychologist.
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