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Has COVID-19 Affected Your Family Relationships?

Almost a year ago, our lives completely changed. Places on Long Island slowly began to close, some of us were out of work whereas others were making space in their home to continue working to support their family. If you feel that family conflicts began to rise, you’re not alone. In fact, according to Legal Templates, divorce rates increased by 34% during the COVID-19 pandemic. Do you feel that you fall into this percentile? If so, here are a few things that you can do to make a change:

1. Communicate with your Significant Other

Is your significant other aware of your feelings towards your marriage? Communication is key. If it has not been done already, start by addressing the situation with your partner and see if there is anything the two of you can do to build your relationship back up.

2. Speak to Close Family Members

If you have loved ones around who care for you, speak with them and see if they have any guidance for you. Maybe they have been in the same situation as you and can assist in resolving an issue or leading you to make the right “next step” decision.

3. Connect with a Therapist

We consider it the “norm” these days to speak with a therapist about your marriage situation. Whether you go alone, or with your partner, it may help in putting pieces back together or having an understanding of where you want to take your marriage. Plus, therapists are even having virtual meetings now, so you can be in the comfort of your own home and meet with them!

4. Seek Legal Guidance

Are you ready for the next step in filing for a divorce? When you make this choice, the process should be as seamless and stress-free as possible. The Law Offices of Joshua Adam Kittenplan, located in Commack of Long Island, are here to assist you. We truly want to connect with you and see how we can help you, for a brighter and happier future – because that is what you deserve. Serving Nassau and Commack, you can contact our attorney at Joshua@kittenplanlaw.com or by calling (631) 499-0606. We also welcome you to schedule a complimentary appointment via our virtual calendar.

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