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The Pandemic Pivot Podcast: Teaching The Art Of Conversation In Quarantine

An in-person event held in 2019 by the National Conflict Resolution Center.
An in-person event held in 2019 by the National Conflict Resolution Center.
Today, a story about the breakdown of communication between couples in quarantine, and a nonprofit that’s trying to help. This is "The Pandemic Pivot," a KPBS pop-up series where we check in with our community to see how we’re coming up with creative and innovative ways to navigate our new lives with COVID-19. A company that puts on divorce webinars is seeing a huge uptick in demand. And yeah, breaking up, divorce, temporary separation, that’s one way to go. But one local group is working overtime to offer another solution. *** Got a story about how you pivoted because of the pandemic? Call or text us anytime at 619-452-0228‬. The Pandemic Pivot podcast is written, produced and hosted by me, Kinsee Morlan. It’s edited by Alisa Barba. Emily Jankowski is the master of sound design. Lisa Morissette is operations manager. And John Decker is director of programming. Thanks for listening. To support the show, donate to KPBS. http://www.kpbs.org/donate

Relationships are hard to navigate in the best of times.

And now, with stay-at-home orders in place, lots of couples are facing big challenges. Basically, too much together time is tearing them apart.

In a new episode of KPBS' pop-up podcast series "The Pandemic Pivot," we've got a story about the breakdown of communication between couples in quarantine, and a nonprofit that’s trying to help.

We talk to a company that puts on divorce webinars and is seeing a huge uptick in demand. And yes, breaking up, divorce, temporary separation; that’s one way to go. But the National Conflict Resolution Center is offering another solution. The group has launched a new series of “Virtual Community Circles,” online group therapy sessions conducted via Zoom. The give people the tools and skills to better communicate in times of crises like COVID-19.