If you’re experiencing these feelings or acting abusive towards your partner, it’s a sign that you’re having a problem, and you need help.
They might be afraid of hurting the other person’s feelings or making them angry.
Since the need for advice didn't diminish during this period of newfound isolation, the result was a rise in helplines—a phenomenon, Schement says, "nobody in the first 50 years of the telephone's existence would have imagined." Stephen Di Domenico, a Ph. candidate focusing on Communication Studies, also at Rutgers, tells me another shift was occurring in the culture at this time, too.