SUPPORT: Relationships and the Pandemic – Free Audio Book Available

Firstly, what is a ‘pandemic’? We can break the word down into two parts 1. pan and 2. demic. According to the Collins English Dictionary ‘pan’ means ‘all or every’ or ‘relating to all parts or members’, the ‘demic’ part of the word means ‘characteristic of or pertaining to a population of people’.

We can see that a pandemic affects everybody, everywhere, and therefore affects every relationship too. If every person is trying to deal with a new, unfamiliar, frightening phenomenon, then their emotions are going to be heightened, affecting their responses and behaviours.