Couples During COVID-19

Staying Sane As A Couple During COVID-19

As many couples find themselves working from home (WFH) and social distancing, you may be getting restless and irritable with each other. Here are a few tips to help couples keep their love strong during the pandemic.

Plan a Date Night.
Get dressed up (at least change out of your sweatpants), light candles, prepare a romantic meal or get delivery from your favorite restaurant, or set up a picnic (inside or outside).

Create a Spontaneity Box.
Each of you write down on pieces of paper things that excite you, that would be fun and/or unexpected, or even random words with which you can be creative in designing an activity around. Put the pieces of paper in a box and pick one out whenever you want to change things up a bit.

Coordinate Alone Time.
A lot of people really need alone time to recharge their batteries. Whether that time is spent being productive or just relaxing, it is very important. Although you may cherish this newfound time together as a couple, make sure you’re giving each other space to do your own thing as well. You may be hesitant to ask for alone time, but try to find the courage to talk to each other about your need for it. Some of the alone time can be achieved while you’re both in the home, but be sure to schedule times when one of you stays in and the other goes out. There is something different about having time alone in your own home! Remember, time apart can help you feel re-energized so you can show up in a better way for your relationship.

Develop Fun Rituals.
Rituals help mark the days of the week, give you something to look forward to, and liven things up. Take turns picking a song to wake up to (or have a jam session to in the morning). Have Zoom calls with friends and/or family several times a week. Schedule Movie Mondays, Taco Tuesdays, Saturday Night Dance Party, or Sunday Brunch.

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