Grief doesn’t have a particular face or form. It affects us in different ways, showing up sometimes like a two-headed monster, or a silent and all-consuming sadness, or as an angry and bitter soul. It’s hard to recognize and identity and sometimes catches us unawares.
Sometimes it’s caused by obvious causes and losses; other times, things are not that straightforward or evident. Sometimes it’s easy to identify, but other times it’s impossible to recognize.
The coronavirus has got a lot of us locked in self-isolation as a protective measure against the spread. Unfortunately, self isolation and the accompanying lack of social interaction has got many of us feeling lonely in this challenging time.
It’s difficult to live with and manage, having the ability to hinder your quality of life, sense of self and independence. It also has very real physical side-effects, and implications, often manifesting as fatigue, aches, and lowered immunity.
Sex is a three-letter word that everyone has a different reaction to. Some people love the thought of it no matter what the time or place; others are repulsed by it for various reasons. More people still are indifferent; some aren’t getting enough while others have no idea about it beyond the basics, treating it as an act of procreation.
If you’re among the hundreds of thousands of couples whose sex life has taken a backseat, or doesn’t feel as fiery and passionate as it did when you first started out, there’s nothing wrong with you—or your relationship.
Whether your goal is to find a new sense of value in your motives and abilities; or to use couples therapy to improve communication between yourself and your spouse, I can help start the healing process.