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Relationships During Social Distance

Humans are social animals.

 

Social connection is healthy. We need connection to friends and family. We want to stay safe. We want to keep ourselves and our family healthy.

 

Even though we need to social distance, it can still be hard when we cannot be with others. Social distance, even for the best of reasons, can feel lonely and scary.

 

At the same time, without social connection, our nerves can get a little raw. It is easier for guardians and our sibs to set us off. All this extra “quality” time with the fam in lockdown combined with a sense of stir-crazy—are these walls closing in?—is enough to make us feel out of our skins.  

 

Here are some coping strategies for having limited access to our closest friends and maybe a little too much guardian at one time.

Want to learn more to improve your mood and cope with difficult situations?

Participate in a free, voluntary research study called Path 2 Purpose (P2P).

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Want to learn more to improve your mood and cope with difficult situations?
Participate in a free, voluntary research study called Path 2 Purpose (P2P).

Contact the P2P Study Team at 1-877-268-PATH

http://path2purpose.uic.edu

path2purpose@uic.edu

If you are If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, the Lifeline network is available 24/7 across the United States.  The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline toll-free number, 1-800-273-TALK (8255) connects the caller to a certified crisis center near where the call is placed.

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