New research shows that the relationship difficulties uncovered or even created by Covid-19 far exceed mere strain on couples. The pandemic’s perfect storm of prolonged stress, uncertainty and increased family responsibilities has driven many couples to reevaluate their relationships entirely and rethink how they want to live the rest of their lives.
It is undeniable that this pandemic has affected each one of us, so suffice it to say that all Americans have experienced grief and loss this past year. Why then are companies not talking about its impact on their employees and offering more support?
Covid-19 has eradicated the work-life boundary in terms of our physical working location and we must now do the same for our emotional well-being boundaries. Employers must let their people know that they want to help during the hardest times, not just because they are empathetic, but because they have a corporate responsibility to be aware of the risk within their business and to employees.