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| Published: May 25, 2020

Marital distress during COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown: a brief narrative

Dr. Tanay Maiti

Psychiatrist, Senior Resident, Department of Psychiatry, All India Institute of Medical Sciences(AIIMS), Bhubaneswar, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Sheba Singh

Consultant Psychologist, Nahar Medical Centre, Mumbai, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Raviteja Innamuri

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Christian Medical College(CMC), Vellore, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Mrs. Aastha Dhingra Hasija

Assistant Professor and Clinical Psychologist, SGT University, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.257/20200802

DOI: 10.25215/0802.257

ABSTRACT

Marriage is a universally accepted institution despite the diversity of cultures, religions, and geographical variations. Any crisis that affects mankind invariably can have direct and indirect effects on marriage across the globe. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic seems no different and its effect on marriages is palpable with anticipation of complications related to marital problems even after the pandemic ends. On the other hand, a strong marriage can be major psychological support especially during these times of uncertainty and can contribute to the emotional well-being of both individuals as well as the family. Hence, this brief narrative explores the vulnerabilities of couples, factors contributing to marital distress, and possible solutions in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic with an Indian perspective.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.257/20200802

10.25215/0802.257

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Published in   Annual Special Issue on COVID-19: A COMPILATION OF ITS IMPACT & SOLUTIONS