By HRI Program Coordinator, Camila Dos Santos, M.Ed. 

The endless stressors couples are facing during the pandemic (such as quarantining, homeschoolingworking from home or not working at all) are increasing the chances for more divorces in a post-pandemic USA. 

It’s not entirely surprising, as difficult and uncertain times cause conflicts in our relationships and oftentimes, our partner relationships are the ones feel the most strain.  Combine that with the fact that many couples have limited places to go during the pandemic and it’s no surprise that couple relationships are struggling

In fact, divorce rates increased in China after the quarantine and experts are predicting the same will happen in the US. 

Through HRI, we promote happy, healthy, and safe relationships of all kinds. If your relationship is free from abuse and both partners are willing to put forth effort, it is possible to repair it with the help of counseling.  

However, sometimes for partners, the healthiest way to move forward for the entire family is divorce. HRI is here to support and provide resources for couples and and families in this situation. Stay tuned as this week, we will share tips on how parents can support young children through divorce. 

Whether your marriage or long-term relationship is in distress or you’re being proactive, check out our Toolkit for Couples and E-Book on Keeping the Love Alive to gain insights on how to strengthen your partner relationship. 

Regardless of the stage that your relationship is in, HRI has a resource that can help you move forward in a healthy, happy, and safe way.