Negotiating Shelter-in-Place with Partners and Spouses

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The COVID-19 pandemic has turned everything upside down, including the way some couples interact while sheltering in place and being forced to spend more time together.  We’re seeing sides of our partners we haven’t seen before now, and we're finding new ways to communicate, compromise and negotiate some alone time. We'll explore the impact of the pandemic on our domestic lives and intimate relationships.


Darby Saxbe, associate professor of psychology, University of Southern California; director, USC Center for the Changing Family

Aretha Hampton, licensed clinical social worker; sole proprietor, Roots Consultation Services

Tony Bravo, arts and culture columnist, San Francisco Chronicle