Saturday, September 18, 2021
Farmers Debt Relief

77 shaheed soliders

516 sewa kendras

9300 cr Investment

helpline portal

jallianwala bagh

mrsptu

Markfed Sept to Nov

Innocent Admission

Passion, intimacy in couples took a hit post Covid lockdown

- Advertisement -

New Delhi, Sep 9, 2021- Relationship satisfaction, love, intimacy, and passion significantly dipped post Covid-induced lockdowns, compared with the pre-lockdown period, among both dating and married couples in India, finds a study.

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, among its other psychosocial effects, has also tested intimate relationships. The danger of infection, death, and uncertainty was coupled with forced proximity in the case of marriage and physical distance in the case of individuals in a dating relationship.

The study, by Lady Shri Ram College for Women at Delhi University, included 100 participants (65 dating, 35 married) who were surveyed in two waves, first in January-March, and then in May after the lockdown.

The results, published in journal Family Relations, showed that commitment among those who were dating remained unaffected.

For those who were dating, watching movies together, and revisiting old memories were activities associated with love. For married couples, doing household chores, cooking, and watching movies together were associated with love.

“Love in relationships has been a collateral damage to Covid-19. How couples spent time with each other is the key to maintain love. Watching movies together, reminiscing positive experiences, and sharing housework led to better connectedness,” said Kanika K. Ahuja, doctoral student at LSR.

On the other hand, expectedly, arguing and disagreeing with one’s partner was negatively associated with love post-lockdown. Some even expressed that the partner had negative qualities like being selfish or emotionally immature, for example, that they had not noticed earlier.

Parenting was another area where women complained about lack of participation by fathers, as seen from the participants’ responses to the open-ended questions.

“While it is widely believed that the way through a man’s heart is through his stomach, our results suggest that a similar route exists for women as well, provided men want to take that route! Norms that define a relationship, particularly with regard to participation in domestic work by men must be revisited to adjust to the new normal,” said Ahuja.

Practitioners who work with couples must focus on ways in which couples spend quality time with each other. Norms that define a relationship, particularly with regard to participation in domestic work by men, must be revisited to adapt to the new normal, the team suggested. (Agency)

Subscribe to YesPunjab Telegram Channel & receive important news updates

- Advertisement -

Yes Punjab - TOP STORIES

Punjab News

Sikh News

Transfers, Postings, Promotions

- Advertisement -spot_img

Stay Connected

20,369FansLike
112,280FollowersFollow

ENTERTAINMENT

National

GLOBAL

OPINION

Joe Biden

Joe Biden’s QUAD summit could yield up to $100bn in military sales – by Robinder Sachdev

US President Joe Biden will be hosting the QUAD countries' heads of governments summit this coming week, in Washington D.C. – comprising of the...
Taliban captures Kandahar

Finally, the Taliban are on the receiving end – by Amjad Ayub Mirza

London, Sep 17, 2021- As missiles came raining down on Kabul during the early afternoon of September 16, it sent a disturbing message across...
Rahul Gandhi Congress Neon

RaGa’s Kashmiri Pandit solidarity may be an assertion for electoral gain – By Deepika Bhan

Thirty-one years after the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from Kashmir, the Nehru-Gandhi family has for the first time unambiguously spoken up for the community....

SPORTS

Health & Fitness

Gallbladder

Is gallbladder gangrene a new post-Covid risk?

New Delhi, Sep 17, 2021- Doctors at Sir Ganga Ram hospital (SGRH) here on Friday reported five cases of gallbladder gangrene among people two months after they recovered from Covid-19 infections. The gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped organ on the right side of the abdomen, beneath the liver. Its function is to store bile needed for the digestion of fats...

Gadgets & Tech

error: Content is protected !!