The current coronavirus pandemic has thrown a wrench into all of our lives. Things have been upended like never before. Suddenly, we find ourselves separated from our work colleagues, unable to go to the gym, and worried about the health of our loved ones. If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s how we should never take for granted how important social connections are. We often underestimate how critical work conversations, hugs among friends, and other social gatherings are to our happiness. In times of stress, we need support from friends and family even more. Hopefully, you’re doing what you can to maintain relationships from afar with those you can’t be next to for now. It’s also important to find ways to promote healthy relationships with people we’re enduring quarantine with. How can we help each other cope with the stress of the pandemic? Here are some tips on what you can do to find happiness in your relationships despite everything going on.
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Surviving The Lockdown
At first, we thought we were going to be staying indoors for two weeks to slow the spread. As of now, we’re into our second full month of social distancing. This experience, while invaluable to people most at risk of the infection, can be traumatizing to everyday people. Not only do we struggle to deal with the isolation, but each day we’re faced with mounting economic uncertainty. We wonder whether the food we need will be there when we go to the grocery store.
To survive the lockdown, the first thing you need to do is take care of yourself. Realize that you’re in no position to offer the people living with you, or anyone else for that matter, the kind of support they need if you’re not squared away yourself. Whether it’s time alone to think or meeting with a therapist online, do what you need to do to be safe and happy. Whether it’s journaling, meditating, exercising, or any number of other activities, find a stress relief that works.
Plan With Your Partner
The fast scramble to adjust to our new normal has frozen many of us in our tracks. A lot of people reported that, for the first few weeks of quarantine, they overate, watched way too much news, and struggled with depression. That’s what happens when a normal productive life comes to a screeching halt.
To fight back that depression, make a plan with your partner that adds structure to your days. Whether it’s taking turns doing the dishes or allocating appropriate time together, the plan will bring order and make you feel a sense of accomplishment. As you plan, make sure you make room for each other to have appropriate alone time. Many couples have to adjust to spending so much time together. Relationships change when you go from seeing each other on nights and weekends to spending all day every day in close proximity.
Be Proactive About Romance
We’re all tempted to wear sweats all day, skip shaving for several weeks, and lay in bed for hours. Remember, though, that you have a romantic partner in the house with you. There’s something to be said for keeping up appearances. Don’t let the stress of coronavirus detract from your most important relationship. Keep love alive by giving it the attention it deserves.
Whether it’s ordering some playful adult toys online or trying to replicate your favorite date, you’re going to have to be creative to maintain that spark while you’re stuck in the house. Trust us, your partner will appreciate the effort you put in and hopefully reciprocate at some point.
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Find Ways To Show Love
Keep romance alive during the pandemic by finding unique ways to express love for your partner regularly. Not every business is shut down. You can still buy presents that will be delivered to the house, and you can order in from your favorite spots. In addition to gifts, tell your special person that you love them and check in often. Find out how they’re doing and ask them what they need to feel as happy and safe as possible. Despite all of the stress that coronavirus has brought to us, we can find ways to grow closer together and provide the support systems our partners need in this critical time.