As the globe is headed into yet another round of restrictions due to the pandemic, many of us are feeling the impact on our relationships and mental health. The added stress of the pandemic itself, in addition to the interruption of routines and being cooped up in the house, brings a new strain to relationships that many of us are navigating for the first time. The good news is that we live in a time when we can reach out, even if we can’t leave our home and try to find online relationship help.
If you’re looking for relationship help, online resources can provide a starting point to get the support you need. Below are four ways to get connected and get your relationship headed back on track.
Relationship blogs are a great online resource for relationship help. With 495 million Google results at the time of this writing, a quick search for ‘relationship blogs’ will connect you with a plethora of topics, and enough variety to find something that resonates with you.
Sometimes just reading about relationship help isn’t enough support. If you’re craving interaction and input from others, an online relationship forum could be beneficial. Sites like Reddit, Quora, and eNotAlone, all have forums specifically for relationship topics. Whether you find it helpful to read and comment on other posts or create your own post for feedback, relationship forums can provide you with online support and relationship help.
Social Media Groups
If you’re wanting to interact with others, but prefer a bit more online privacy, social media groups, particularly Facebook, is a great resource for relationship help. Search for terms such as ‘relationship group,’ ‘relationship help,’ or any search term related to the specific problem you’re having, and you should be met with several options for support. Look for a private group and ask to join. Private Facebook groups allow you to share posts and interact with others without it showing up on your feed for others to see.
If you’re needing specialized relationship support and guidance, an online coach or therapist can provide you with help from a trained professional. You can opt for individual or couples sessions, and from there, you can find someone who is well-versed in the issue you’re having. Whether you choose a coach or a therapist, it is important to do your research and make sure the professional you’re seeing is both certified and a good fit for you.
Of course, this list is not exhaustive. You may find that a combination of the ideas listed above is what you need. Or, you may find that our ideas have sparked some of your own, and if that’s the case, go with it. There is no right or wrong way to seek relationship help; there are many paths and you just need to find one that works for you.
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