COVID-19 stress is certainly taking it’s toll on all of us, huh?


I know I have been feeling the stress as my husband and I do our best to make the right decisions to keep our family safe and healthy, juggle our full-time jobs, entertain and care for our toddler around the clock, and worry about our parents and grandparents (oh! the worrying!).

 

 

There have been more than a couple of moments of eye-rolling, sharp tongues, and tears as we adjust to this new (temporary) normal.


Maybe you and your partner were all too familiar with these moments of frustration and disconnection before COVID hit, and now you are wondering,

 

 

“How will we get through this? Will our relationship last?”


In fact, maybe you clicked to read this article after reading that divorce rates are climbing in China. “Please don’t let that be us,” you thought.

 

 

You’re scared because the future is unknown.

In so, so many ways right now.


But you know you want your relationship to be stronger. You know you love this person you’ve built a life with.  You want to be a team through this, supporting each other, coming out maybe even stronger than you were before.

 

When our relationships are going well, we face challenges and crises with more resiliency.  This is science!  We need connection.

 

BUT when we’re fighting with our partner because we just got off a conference call with work from our makeshift office (hello, corner of my bedroom!), we haven’t gotten a workout in three days (why didn’t I buy that Peloton?), we just found out our sister was put on furlough (and she just bought that new house…) AND here you are, sweetheart—staring at your phone, feeding the kids mac and cheese (again!) while Disney+ is streaming in the background and the house is a mess…

 

Do we feel connected or does our partner feel like just another person letting us down…while we feel totally alone amidst the chaos.

 

Relationships don’t change overnight, but I am all for some simple tips to help weather the storm when the crisis hits.

 

That’s why I created the “Help! Will Our Relationship Survive COVID?” work booklet: 21-pages packed to the brim with comforting reassurance and simple steps you can take to keep your relationship strong during the COVID crisis.

 
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The “Help! Will Our Relationship Survive COVID?” Booklet will help you:

Keep your family sane.

Figure out how to prioritize each family member’s needs to help everyone get through this crisis.

Stop the bickering.

Learn why you are arguing more with your partner about money, sex, parenting, and work since COVID hit…and what to do about it.

Stress Less.

Manage your own stress and overwhelm when it seems like nothing is going right and the world is falling apart.

So that you and your partner can weather this storm as a TEAM with less stress, more love, and a happier family.

 

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You’re not alone in this (even if you haven’t left your house in over a week).

 

I hope this booklet provides some comforts and begins some good talks and changes between you and your sweetheart.

 

 

 

And if you need additional support working through these issues, please do not hesitate to reach out. 

 

 

Our compassionate and highly-skilled therapists at Love Heal Grow Counseling are available to meet with you virtually through an easy-to-use video/call platform during the COVID crisis. 

 

Love Heal Grow Therapists:

Ashley Barnes, AMFT

Ashley Barnes, AMFT

Therapist | 170 per therapy session | Sex & Relationship Therapy, Low Self Esteem, Trauma & Anxiety, High-Achievers & Type-A Personalities | Accepting clients
Charisse Brass, AMFT

Charisse Brass, AMFT

Therapist | 170 per therapy session | Relationship & Sex Therapy, Emotional & Physical Connection, Trauma & Anxiety, Existential Angst & Life Meaning | Accepting Clients
Rachel Cloud, LCSW

Rachel Cloud, LCSW

Therapist & Clinical Supervisor | 200 per therapy session | Relationship & Sex Therapy, Trauma & Anxiety, LGBTQ+, People who care deeply and are told they are "too much" | On Leave Until Spring 2024
Maegan Tanner, AMFT

Maegan Tanner, AMFT

Therapist | 170 per therapy session | Relationship & Sex Therapy, LGBTQIA+, Stress & Burnout, Anxiety and Trauma | Waitlist
Ella Sword, AMFT

Ella Sword, AMFT

Therapist | 160 per therapy session | Relationship & Sex Therapy, Parenting, Trauma and Stress | Accepting Clients
Joanna de Leon, AMFT (Online Only)

Joanna de Leon, AMFT (Online Only)

Therapist | 160 per therapy session | Relationship & Sex Therapy, Dating & Pre-Marital Relationships, Anxiety & Pressure to be Successful, Current & Former Athletes | Accepting Clients
Flo Oliveira, AMFT

Flo Oliveira, AMFT

Therapist & Coach | 160 per therapy session | Relationship & Sex Therapy, Queer & BIPOC, More Pleasure in Sex, CNM & Kink Affirming | Accepting Clients
Megan Negendank, LMFT, CST Founder

Megan Negendank, LMFT, CST Founder

Therapist, Clinical Supervisor & Founder | 450 per therapy session | Relationship Trauma, Emotional & Physical Intimacy | Not accepting clients at this time.
Susan DuBay, LMFT

Susan DuBay, LMFT

Therapist | 200 per therapy session | Relationship & Sex Therapy, Survivors of Abuse and Trauma, LGBTQ+, Anxiety & Stress, Folks wanting to go deep in their trauma work | Waitlist
Lindsay Glass, LMFT (Online Only)

Lindsay Glass, LMFT (Online Only)

Therapist | 200 per therapy session | Relationship & Sex Therapy, Trauma & Anxiety, Grief & Loss, Deep Thinkers & Deep Feelers | Waitlist
Emily Alampi, AMFT (Online Only)

Emily Alampi, AMFT (Online Only)

Therapist | 170 per therapy session | Relationship & Sex Therapy, Communication & Intimacy, LGBTQ+, Folks who feel awkward and anxious in relationships | Accepting clients
Madilyn Schweikert, AMFT

Madilyn Schweikert, AMFT

Therapist | 160 per therapy session | Relationship & Sex Therapy, Somatic Therapy & EMDR for Trauma & Anxiety, Creatives and Sensitive Adults | Accepting Clients

Be well, be safe, and may you feel connected to others during this time.

Hi! I'm Megan Negendank, founder and executive director of Love Heal Grow Counseling.

I help hurting, worried couples & individuals heal from pain and create thriving lives & relationships. 

You can read more about me or schedule an appointment here: About Megan

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