During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, staying at home and maintaining social distancing is what needs to be done. In case you missed it, here are other tips that could save your life during this period.
This time of isolation and social distancing can be very difficult especially if you and your partner are not living together. It requires you to enter a not-that-long-distance relationship. You will miss spending time together, hugging, kissing, but it is what it is. Believe it or not, distance makes your relationship stronger. If you are temporarily separated from your partner, here are some things you can do to maintain a strong and healthy relationship while social distancing.
This had to be number one on my list because it is so important. This period of social distancing, you may find yourself temporarily separated from your partner, so you need to strike a good communication balance. Update your partner on what has been going on in your life, sharing your isolation stories down to the tiniest detail. Instead of just speaking on the phone, connect with them on other platforms – video call apps, messaging apps, etc
Spice it up by sending each other pictures, voice notes, memes, short videos, funny videos, what’s trending on Twitter or Instagram. This kind of effort helps build intimacy.
Give each other space
Okay, so communicate regularly, but don’t over or under-do it. You don’t have to communicate 15 hours a day. Allow your partner to have their “me” time, they also have a life to live. Don’t take it personally if your partner rather read a book, play video games, meditate or watch TV. Being clingy and possessive isn’t cool.
Have fun together
Do fun stuff together even though you are apart. Not being in the same place doesn’t prevent you from having a Netflix party, playing a game together online, reading the same book, challenging each other with games and quizzes, learning a new skill together, etc
Make future plans
Creating something you both look forward to would remind each other that you will be able to enjoy their company when all this is over. Make plans to spend time together – new experiences, fun activities, new places to visit. Also, this is a good time to talk about the future of your relationship now that you have a lot of spare time in your hands.
Talk dirty to each other
Because, why not? If you and your partner are comfortable with talking dirty to each other over the phone, by all means, keep it up. Send each other texts filled with sexual innuendos, sexy puns, and provocative descriptions.
While you are at it with your partner, don’t forget to follow the guidelines and do your part to reduce the spread of the disease (COVID-19). Most importantly, stay safe ❤️