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“Connection is crucial to fighting the blues, so get close to someone,” says Psychotherapist Kristina Ferrari. “Often when we’re feeling blah we tend to avoid people or isolate ourselves but being around those we love—a best friend, romantic interest, supportive parent or child—tethers us to the here and now which is essential for getting out of our own heads.”
Completing Everyday Tasks — "Relationships really exist in the everydayness of life," says psychotherapist Kristina Ferrari. "The best couples find ways to stay connected while they attend to chores, tasks and the more mundane elements that are required to keep our lives functioning."
"At some point, even the healthiest long-term couples will have different sexual needs and desires," psychotherapist Kristina Ferrari, MS, Ed., tells Bustle. "The healthiest couples address it early on and forgo the blame and shame game. They both express their frustrations and listen to their partner's, and they develop actionable strategies to bridge the gap based on the specific needs of their partner."
"Connected couples nurture meaningful contact," psychotherapist Kristina Ferrari, M.S.Ed., tells Bustle. If you notice that your partner has stopped responding to texts or they cut conversations short, they may be checking out. A partner who's still in it will stay invested in keeping up consistent communication.
“Although stress and anxiety often make us believe we have many tasks that require our attention, the worry itself impacts our executive functioning skills, making it more difficult for us to stay focused and complete the tasks we are worrying about,” psychotherapist Kristina Ferrari says. “When this occurs, it intensifies our anxiety since we aren’t able to check anything off the list. If worries keep piling up, it’s a good indicator you need to look at ways to mitigate the stressors in your life.” Vicious cycle, anyone? Don’t be so quick to write off your inability to focus as basic boredom or procrastination.