Dr. Bradley Nelson was featured in Lynn Hazan, a culture blog, discussing the importance of connecting deeply despite social distancing.
I don’t know about you, but I found myself spending too much time with my significant other in quarantine. While this hasn’t been a bad thing since it brought us much closer and made our relationship healthier it made me realize that I need to prioritize myself, and the other relationships in my life too.
I realized that for me, it was vital to have healthy relationships outside of my relationship with my boyfriend so that all aspects of my life could be whole. While being with your S/O doesn’t mean you are physically alone, it is okay to still be longing for other kinds of relationships in your life – whether that be with friends, family members, or members of your community.
I spoke with Veteran holistic physician Dr. Bradley Nelson (D.C., ret.) – one of the world’s foremost experts on natural methods of achieving wellness – about how I could overcome the physical and emotional discomfort of feeling like I need connection outside of my relationship with my boyfriend.
With social distancing and travel restrictions over the past year, many people have not been able to see their friends and family as much they would have wanted to, notes Dr. Brad, author of the best-selling book The Emotion Code. Yet there are still ways we can connect deeply, even if we can’t see them in person.
Going all in on your relationship until you hit a wall is one that many women and men deal with so do not be too hard on yourself if this is where you are. There any many small but effective steps that you can take to start putting yourself out there again.
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