Relationship grief is real for couples quarantining together.

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My boyfriend and I planned on eventually moving in together, but not this soon. We went from seeing each other slowly twice a week, to very suddenly seeing each other every single day, because of the COVID-19 lockdown.

But we’re not the only ones; a lot of couples are in the same boat. And while it’s wonderful having your significant other around during a pandemic, there’s also a looming feeling I couldn’t quite put my finger on until recently.

That emotion is grief.

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Relationship expert Esther Perel explained on the podcast Pivot that couples may be experiencing grief in their relationships because of a multitude of changes brought on by the COVID-19 crisis.

The crisis has taken the normal relationship trajectory and thrown it into disarray. Couples around the world are now holed up together, something not even…

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