In a recent Stow family law survey, we found that half of the couples indicated that the blockade had helped their relationship and that they now feel closer to their partner. The general trend in recent months, and especially just before the official announcement of the blockade, is that couples are taking the next steps in their relationship to be together during this period. Sarah Jane Lenihan a partner in our Victoria London office, said on “her” blog that closure is not a reason to divorce, but the last straw in an already strained relationship. We understand that not everyone has had a positive experience in their relationship during this period and we are here to support them. If you need legal advice, you can call us on 0330 404 6090 or call us for free. While some couples feel that the gap in their relationship is bearing fruit, many others feel more connected to recent events. Due to British restraint, cohabiting couples have been able to spend more time together and become more understanding. Couples have had to deal with relationship problems that have been exacerbated by restraint, such as moving quickly or being separated for several months. In our study, we found that 31% found that they had more time to focus on their relationship and 21% found that they could now better understand their partner. How did the relationship work when it got stuck? In recent months, during the closure of the UK, many relationships were tested in ways that most couples had never experienced before. Despite the generally positive results for married couples, people continued to experience a lot of stress during this period. Although it was a difficult period with many stress factors, it is interesting to see how positive the overall picture is. The Stowe blog team is a group of authors who share their advice on well-being and emotional aspects of divorce and separation from personal experience. Our research has also revealed cases where couples have decided to take the next step in their relationship. Since many people work remotely or on vacation, they had more time to contact each other and prioritize their time together.