5 ways to survive being quarantined with your partner, according to a couple’s therapist by Amy Morin

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Use it as a chance to get closer. 
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  • Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author.
  • As a therapist, Morin has counseled many couples through challenging experiences in their relationships.
  • With the spread of the coronavirus, there’s a growing chance that you and your partner may be required to work from home.
  • This increase of close quarters may be welcoming for some couples, and stressful for others — here’s 5 ways to handle the situation.
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Being confined to a small space together can be quite stressful for any couple. But add in the stress of the outbreak of a potentially life-threatening illness, and you might find even further trouble tolerating one another.

Fortunately, there are some ways to help one another get through quarantine. Here’s what you can do to ensure that your relationship survives being confined in a small room together:

Help each other deal with the emotional rollercoaster

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Emotions will come in waves. 
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From anger to fear, the quarantine will likely stir up a lot of emotion. And you might experience these emotions coming in waves.

You may find yourselves laughing one minute and crying just a short time later. And of course, you’re likely to be bored and frustrated in between. This is all normal when faced with such a highly stressful and unfamiliar situation as quarantine. There’s little known about what to expect, what might happen, or when you will be able to leave.

Help one another ride this emotional rollercoaster. Rather than minimize your partner’s feelings by saying, “Oh there’s nothing to be scared about,” say things like, “I know this is a scary situation.” Just knowing that you’re listening can provide a big sense of relief for your partner.

Focus on being kind and respectful

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Remember why you care about your partner. 
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Any stressful situation can cause you to grow a bit irritable and snarky with one another. But under normal circumstances, you can walk away and take a break. Obviously, you can’t do that when you’re quarantined in the same room.

Make it a goal to treat your partner with kindness — even when you don’t feel like it. Apologize when you are unkind, and forgive your partner for being rude at times as well.

Keep in mind that even though there aren’t a lot of things you can control when you’re quarantined, one thing you can control is how you treat one another. So make it a goal to remain kind and respectful despite feeling stressed out.

Practice healthy coping skills

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Use simple ways to manage your stress. 
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When you’re quarantined, you won’t have access to many of the coping skills you’ve likely grown accustomed to in managing distress — like walking around the neighborhood or going for a drive to listen to music. Consequently, you might find yourself feeling a bit helpless when it comes to managing your mood.

Fortunately, there are some simple coping strategies you can turn to even when you’re quarantined. Meditation, yoga, breathing exercises, drawing, listening to music, reading a book, or just pacing around the room might decrease your stress and help you feel better.

Work on managing your emotions so you can be the best partner you are able to under the circumstances. Talk about the skills that are working for you, and offer to assist your partner

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Tesla Motors Takes Eco-Friendly Driving to the Next Level Posted by Matthew Speer

A simple Google search of the term “electric cars” will bring up results that range from “will the electric car make it” to “how they will dominate in the near future. “  For serious car buyers looking for eco-friendly electric vehicles, choices have been slim. The Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt are really the only mainstream electric cars at the moment; however one new car company is looking to corner the premium electric vehicle market.  Tesla Motors is coming out with the Model S, a premium car that will compare with Mercedes, Lexus, BMW and other luxury brands.

Tesla Motors Changes the Electric Car’s Image

Tesla Motors was founded in 2003 and released its first car, the Roadster in 2008 which wowed the market by going from 0 to 60 in 4 seconds.   The Roadster is a very impressive sports car with jaw dropping performance but the $100k+ price tag put it out of reach of mainstream drivers.  The price tag did not sway the eco-hip rich in Silicon Valley as they were sold with ease, generating a cult following.  The new Model S is shaping up to be the mainstream answer to electric luxury, with a base of about $60,000 it will compare to well appointed traditional premium cars.

The Model S is Feature Rich and Family Friendly

The Tesla Model S will hit 0 to 60 in 5.6 second standard,  4.5 seconds with optional

READ MORE HERE: http://www.isustainableearth.com/green-products/tesla-motors-takes-eco-friendly-driving-to-the-next-level

The 10 Best Electric Cars Coming Out in 2019 Benjamin Smith

Automakers have made significant progress with their development of electric powered cars. Improvements in performance along with their range and available features that make them desirable choices is getting better with each new year. There are some exciting new electric cars that are going to be released into the market for the upcoming year. If you’re not yet a fan of these eco-friendly vehicles, there might be something on the horizon that changes your mind. This mode of power is a burgeoning wave of the future in automoive technology and we expect what is now a small ripple to become a tsunami in its magnitude in the decade to come. We bring the 10 best electric cars for 2019 list to the fore for your consideration.

1. Audi E-tron Sportback (2019)

The Audi E tron Sportback made an initial appearance at the Shanghai motor show in 2017. The concept car was a sneak peak at what would be coming down the road in 2019. It’s about the same size as the brand’s Audi A7, along with the coupe styling feature, but there will be a few notable changes. The driving position will be raised and it will assume a more aggressive stance and detailing as seen in SUV styling. If you’re concerned about the power, it comes with three electric motors that will boost the hp to 486 and when you accelerate, you’ll move from 0 to 62 in about four and a half seconds.

2. Jaguar XJ (2019)

Jaguar is getting ready for the reveal of the new XJ for 2019, which will replace its XJ luxury car with an all electric platform and no offerings for diesel or petrol alternatives. It’s the car that kicks off a new chapter in the story of the automaker. Jag will offer a five door hatch model which is a departure from the four door saloon.

3. Mini E (2019)

This will be the new revelation for the Mini experimental car that was produced in 2009 and 2010. Early models were only let out in a limited number for the purpose of testing trials. With the perfected version that is coming some ten years later, the fully electric new 2019 Mini E is

READ MORE:  https://moneyinc.com/best-electric-cars-coming-out-2019/

 

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