Sheltering in place is tough for most people, but it’s especially difficult for couples who were already distressed before they were required to spend days on end together. And, tragically, sheltering in place can also increase the risk of physical and emotional abuse for vulnerable family members. In this episode, I share eleven ways distressed couples can manage these difficult dynamics. 

SALE – All of my online relationship courses are on sale for 50% off during the month of April 2020. This includes the 12-week Trust Building Bootcamp for those who want to rebuild broken trust in their relationship. Go to and visit the online courses section to see the selection. At checkout, enter the code: COVIDHALF to receive 50% off your purchase. 

The Illuminate Podcast is hosted by Geoff Steurer, MS, LMFT and founder of LifeStar of St. George, Utah, a treatment program for couples healing from the impact of pornography and sexual addiction. Learn more at

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