During the pandemic, many of us found ourselves having minimal contact with people other than our partners. If you found yourself spending more time with your partner than usual, it’s understandable that tensions would have arisen.

We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday.

Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer, you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline.

A recent study has suggested that the pandemic had a huge impact on how people dealt with stress. Surprisingly, the study found that when stress was blamed on the pandemic, couples tended to be happier in their relationship.

The participants of the study were asked to keep a record of how they were feeling, They were also asked what made them stressed and what or who they blamed for their stress. The results of the study also showed that women were much more likely to gain some benefits when they blamed the pandemic for their stress levels. It was also shown that women appeared to be more distressed during this time. The reason for this is that women were less satisfied than men when considering their work-life balance.

It’s likely that people were blaming the pandemic for their stress because their stress was most likely caused by the pandemic. The study concluded that couples who blamed the pandemic on their stress were happier. This was likely to be because they might not have had any relationship difficulties in the first place. When couples are aware of their stress and they can talk about it openly, their relationship can thrive.

We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday.

Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer, you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline.

Interested in helping those who are struggling with their mental health? We offer Mental Health First Aid training in Selby. Contact us at info@communitea.org.uk