Families feel the pressure of lockdown

Families feel the pressure of lockdown

We may never forget the coronavirus lockdown. But are we still going to be talking to each other at the end of it?

Because apart from worries about the virus, there are likely to be rising tensions in some families having to live on top of one another at home.

In ordinary times, couples spend on average two-and-a-half hours together each day, says researcher into relationships Prof Jacqui Gabb of the Open University.

But that was in the BC era (before coronavirus), and now we can spend 15 or 16 of our waking hours together. And throw into that combustible mix, children who are out of school.

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