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Dear Therapist

Infectious Ex during COVID-19

I’m in lockdown like the rest of the country but this isolation got my mind going back to thoughts about my EX! I know the person is not meant for me but I can’t help my wind wondering there!

C.J.

COVID-19 has us thinking in isolation, our mind often wanders to places it does not need to go or places we aren’t ready to process. While it is good to sit with the discomfort and gain some self-awareness, your description of the situation suggests you know your ex is not good for you and a place where you do not want to visit. If you’ve decided that, it’s the best to focus on the learnings of the relationship, be grateful you have learnings, and focus on relationships you can nurture in the present. While it is natural for us to be concerned for all the people we have met in our life, especially at times like this, sometimes a silent wish for them is good enough. Your got to mechanisms at at times like this is to acknowledge the thought, be grateful for your learnings, and then get up and engage in an activity that requires your mental or physical resources like SUDOKU or dancing to your favorite songs!

Meet your Dear Therapist,

She believes emotional and mental health care are at the very core of us experiencing happiness in our life. Her qualifications include a Masters in Clinical Psychology and in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Priyanka enjoys working with young adults and understanding life as it changes with intrusions like the internet and the pandemic. Above everything else her true love is homemade chocolate cake.

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