Love in the Time of COVID-19

What a wonderful day it will mean for the world the day that this webpage is archived!

Physical Distancing, Social Connecting – a paraphrase of a quote, unknown origination

“We make these sacrifices now for our world and our humanity so someday when this is all over we can go out and enjoy them*.” – Jen (*We still can enjoy lots of our humanity, but COVID-19 has seriously inhibited physical social gathering and engagement)

Reduced Fee Online Therapy for Frontline American Workers:

https://www.coronavirusonlinetherapy.com/

“Healthcare professionals,
first responders, grocery store employees,
and those out there serving us during this pandemic – we thank you.

You are doing your part.
We’d like to do ours, by supporting you with short-term, reduced fee sessions.”

National Suicide Hotline

Website: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

Phone: 1-800-273-8255

They live chat and also habla Espanol

Postpartum Support International

Website: https://www.postpartum.net/get-help/help-for-moms/

They can chat by text, connect you to local resources in your area, and habla espanol.

Online, Publicly Available Articles

Abramsonm Ashley. “If There Was Ever a Time to Activate Your Vagus Nerve, It Is Now. ” Medium, 10 April 2020, https://elemental.medium.com/if-there-was-ever-a-time-to-activate-your-vagus-nerve-it-is-now-2227e8c6885b

Berinato, Scott. “That Discomfort You’re Feeling is Grief.” Harvard Business Review, 23 March 2020, https://hbr.org/2020/03/that-discomfort-youre-feeling-is-grief?fbclid=IwAR35_lZ8_xajIcqad-GfMTT6_Hcp_ytepXFah30uvVNMHnbri4RB6GmVPC4

Birnbaum, Gurit. “A Deadly Aprhodisiac.” Psychology Today, 5 April 2020, https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/intimately-connected/202004/deadly-aphrodisiac

Borresen, Kelsey. “7 Essential Pieces of Relationship Advice for Couples in Quarantine.” Huffington Post, 12 May 2020, https://www.huffpost.com/entry/relationship-advice-couples-quarantine_l_5eb9d884c5b69011a572c229

Chun, Jessic. “Quarantine Quarrels: An Exercise to Help Relationship Conflicts.” Little Brown Spark, n.d., https://www.littlebrownspark.com/articles/quarantine-quarrels-an-exercise-to-help-relationship-conflicts

Clavel, Teru. “Covid-19: 12 Preparations for Parents.” Psychology Today, 16 March 2020, https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/mastery-mindset/202003/covid-19-12-preparations-parents

Doty, Dan. “Practical Mental Health Strategies for Men During Isolation.” Healthline, 15 April 2020, https://www.healthline.com/health/mens-health/wp-375055?_thumbnail_id=396760

Edwards, Blake Griffin. “Four Relationship Remedies for Quarantined Couples.” Psychology Today, 16 April 2020, https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/progress-notes/202004/four-relationship-remedies-quarantined-couples

Eposito, Linda. “19 Ways to Support Your Mental Health During Covid-19.” Psychology Today, 14 March 2020, https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/anxiety-zen/202003/19-ways-support-your-mental-health-during-covid-19

Gaduoa, Susan Peace. “Does the Pandemic Have You Questioning Your Marriage?” Psychology Today, 22 March 2020, https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/contemplating-divorce/202003/does-the-pandemic-have-you-questioning-your-marriage

Gottlieb, Lori. “Dear Therapist’s Guide to Staying Sane During a Pandemic.” The Atlantic, 17 March 2020, https://psychcentral.com/blog/talking-to-children-about-covid-19-reducing-hysteria-during-a-global-emergency/

*** Gottlieb, Lori. “Grieving the Losses of Coronavirus.” New York Times, 23 March 2020, https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/23/well/family/coronavirus-grief-loss.html?searchResultPosition=1

*** This article is behind a paywall. Check to see if your public library or a community college library in your district already has access to the NYT.

Gottlieb, Lori. “Should I Reach Out to My Therapist During the Pandemic?” The Atlantic, 4 May 2020, https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2020/05/should-i-reach-out-my-therapist-during-pandemic

Gould, Wendy Rose. “How to Date Remotely During the Pandemic.” Very Well Mind, 11 April 2020, https://www.verywellmind.com/how-to-date-remotely-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic-4802073

Gunter, Jen. “Sex and the Coronavirus.” New York Times, 10 April 2020, https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/10/style/coronavirus-sex-pregnancy-questions.html?action=click&module=Editors%20Picks&pgtype=Homepage ***

***The NYT is letting readers access articles related to coronavirus for free without any subscription. You create a free account with your email address.

Hall, Elizabeth Dorrance. “Maintaining Relationships While Practicing Social Distancing.” Psychology Today, 13 March 2020, https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/conscious-communication/202003/maintaining-relationships-while-practicing-social-distancing

Hayes, Steven C. “The Five Challenges of Staying at Home.” Psychology Today, 6 April 2020, https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/get-out-your-mind/202004/the-five-challenges-staying-home

“Keeping Your Distance to Stay Safe.” American Psychological Association, https://www.apa.org/practice/programs/dmhi/research-information/social-distancing

Johnson, Sue. “Lockdown With Your Partner: A Wake-Up Call.” Dr Sue Johnson, 29 April 2020, https://drsuejohnson.com/lockdown-with-your-partner-a-wake-up-call/

Klein, Marty. “Can We Remain Sexual During the Pandemic?” Psychology Today, 22 March 2020, https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/sexual-intelligence/202003/can-we-remain-sexual-during-the-coronavirus

Larson, Vicki. “Marriage in the Time of a Coronavirus Pandemic.” Medium, 19 March 2020, https://medium.com/@OMGchronicles/marriage-in-the-time-of-a-coronavirus-pandemic-d3ade48389eb

Lehmiller, Justin. “Sex & Relationship Survival Tips During a Lockdown.” Lehmiller, 20 March 2020, https://www.lehmiller.com/blog/2020/3/20/sex-and-relationship-survival-tips-during-a-lockdown

Marin, Vanessa. “How to Feel Together When You’re Apart.” New York Times, 30 April 2020, https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/30/smarter-living/coronavirus-long-distance-relationships.html

***The NYT is letting readers access articles related to coronavirus for free without any subscription. You create a free account with your email address.

“Mental Considerations During Covid-19 Outbreak.” World Health Organization, 6 March 2020, https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/mental-health-considerations.pdf?sfvrsn=6d3578af_2

Mhonde, Rochelle Davidson. “Talking to Children about COVID-19: Reducing Hysteria During a Global Emergency.” PsychCentral, 16 March 2020, https://psychcentral.com/blog/talking-to-children-about-covid-19-reducing-hysteria-during-a-global-emergency/

Petersen, Neil. “Resources and Studies on the Psychological Impact of Coronavirus.” AllPsych, 9 March 2020, https://blog.allpsych.com/resources-and-studies-on-the-psychological-impact-of-coronavirus/

Putrill, James. “We Have Begun The Dreaded Third Quarter of Isolation, When – Yes – Things Get Weird.” Triple J Hack, 27 April 2020, https://www.abc.net.au/triplej/programs/hack/coronavirus-covid19-isolation-third-quarter-phenomenon-has-begun/12190270

Quinn, Lauren Taylor Arnette. “7 Guidelines for Parents Sharing Custody of Kids During the COVID-19 Pandemic.” Ward & Smith, 18 March 2020, https://www.wardandsmith.com/articles/7-guidelines-for-parents-sharing-custody-of-children-during-the-covid-19-pandemic?fbclid=IwAR0leWFAbuWzMtL6-gj2jOiaxzf5-lKb5YFtD1M6FKsxE2ojmxiA_ue3wgY

Raypole, Crystal. “How to Cope with the Mental Health Impacts of Covid-19.” Psychology Today, 14 March 2020, https://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/how-to-cope-with-the-mental-health-impacts-of-covid-19-0314207

Stanley, Scott. “Protecting Your Relationship in the Shadow of Corona.” Psychology Today, 24 March 2020, https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/sliding-vs-deciding/202003/protecting-your-relationship-in-the-shadow-corona

Stines, Sharie. “Managing Corona Virus (COVID 19) Anxiety.” Psych Central, 16 March 2020, https://pro.psychcentral.com/recovery-expert/2020/03/managing-corona-virus-covid-19-anxiety/

United States. Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control. “Manage Anxiety and Stress.” 14 March 2020, https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fabout%2Fcoping.html

United States. Department of Health and Human Services. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration. “Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation During an Infectious Disease Outbreak.” 20 March 2020, https://www.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/tips-social-distancing-quarantine-isolation-031620.pdf

VanDerWerff, Emily. “Quarantine Can Test Any Relationship: A Couple’s Therapist Explains How to Cope.” Vox, 20 March 2020, https://www.vox.com/culture/2020/3/20/21187296/coronavirus-quarantine-husband-wife-roommate-family-couples-therapy-cope

Virzi, Juliette. “How to Get Through COVID-19 Quarantine With Your Partner.” The Mighty, 7 April 2020, https://themighty.com/2020/04/covid-19-quarantine-relationship-tips

Weiner-Davis, Michele. “Couples in Corona Crisis: Social Distancing Gone Wrong.” Psychology Today, 15 March 2020, https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/divorce-busting/202003/couples-in-corona-crisis-social-distancing-gone-wrong

White, Tracie. “Feeling Anxious About the Coronavirus? A Stanford Psychiatrist Offers Tips.” Stanford Medicine, 16 March 2020, https://scopeblog.stanford.edu/2020/03/16/feeling-anxious-about-the-coronavirus-a-stanford-psychiatrist-offers-tips/

Woods, Sarah. “COVID-19 and Ambiguous Loss.” Psychology Today, 8 May 2020, https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/in-sickness-and-in-health/202005/covid-19-and-ambiguous-loss

Videos

Couples & Coronavirus Parts 1 and 2 with Michele Weiner-Davis

“Love in the Time of Coronavirus” (Off the Cuff with Dr Sue Johnson)

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