“What is the secret to a long-lasting relationship?” is a question that regularly pops up, most often around Valentine’s Day.
Everyone tends to talk about how they got married, or got into a relationship, but not much time is spent on how they have been able to stay that way.
There is no doubt that 2020 was a stressful year. Between lockdowns, retrenchments, and curfews, it left most feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, and burnt out. Research estimates that stress contributes to as many as 80% of all major illnesses, including heart disease, inflammation, cancer, metabolic conditions, skin disorders as well as overall immunity. There is also a close connection between ongoing stress and mental health disorders, including anxiety and depression.