The coronavirus is 10 times more deadly than the seasonal flu. Not only that, but it’s much more contagious. That’s why it’s so important to stay home—it helps limit the spread of the disease. If anything, it’s the best thing that you can do right now!
At the same time, however, it can put a strain on your relationship. After all, you and your partner will be trapped together for weeks, maybe months.
Need some tips on how to survive isolation as a couple? I’ll be going over a few things that you might want to consider below. Keep reading to find out what they are.
5 Tips on How to Survive Isolation as a Couple
The idea of being able to spend time with your loved one might sound like a blessing but it can take a toll on your relationship. However, I believe that you can always work things out—there are just a few things to keep in mind. Here are some tips:
1. Set “Alone Time”
Set a time during the day where you each get to do your own thing. For example, you can call a friend for a social chit-chat while your partner can enjoy playing video games in another room.
That way, you’ll both have time apart from each other, which will give you a chance to recharge. If you need to, you can always sit down and come up with a schedule together.
When maintaining a healthy relationship, it is a good balance of spending time together as a couple and spending some time alone. What you may consider to be enough alone time, might not be enough for your partner. With an increase in time spent together in the same place, it’s important to talk about your expectations and respect your partner’s different needs for space or closeness.
2. Get Some Fresh Air
Remember, just because you have to stay at home doesn’t mean that you can’t go outside for a walk—at least not yet. If anything, getting some fresh air will benefit you both.
Just make sure to stay at least 1.5 meters away from others. It’s perfectly fine for you guys to walk together though.
3. Make Time For Fun
There are plenty of fun things that you can do at home. For example, you can play board games, cook together or watch a movie.
Make the most out of the situation. While it might not be ideal, you can still have fun. Consider it a chance to re-connect with one another.
Exercise is beneficial both for your physical and mental health. It’ll prevent you from going stir crazy from being stuck inside one place all day. That way, you’ll be less likely to lash out at your partner.
Even if you can’t do your usual workout at home, there are many options to consider. Try searching on Youtube for endless ideas on workout routines and exercisese.
5. Communicate with Each Other
It’s okay to feel upset or scared. But letting those feelings bottle up can lead to negative emotions.
That’s why it’s so important to let your partner know how you’re feeling. The goal is to be as clear as possible with each other.
Maintaining Your Relationship in Quarantine
In a nutshell, we have covered five tips on how to survive isolation as a couple. I understand that it’s a difficult time but there are things that you can do despite the situation. Feel free to contact me if you want to learn more about how to manage your relationship through these challenging times. I’m always happy to help!
Stay safe and healthy.