This might mean more frequently using the communication tools you and your spouse already use or implementing new communication strategies.
Communication during quarantine is no easy feat. Below you’ll find a list of tactics and tools that will help you and your spouse meaningfully connect and effectively communicate during quarantine.
1. Honesty first
Now is not the time to hide anything from your partner.
B. If you need some space, say so; if you’re feeling scared, tell your spouse; if you’re upset, let them know.
Check-in with each other on a deeper level, “how are you really”, at least once a day.
Being direct is essential, so is swiftness.
So, why is effective communication important?
Because, it’s easy to let resentment build when you’re staying home together, so if you feel annoyed or hurt by your spouse’s actions, be quick to communicate that (using “I” statements) and talk it out.
2. Keep dating
Just because you’re in quarantine does not mean you should stop dating!
In fact, prioritizing in-home dates and creating special moments is much more important in this environment.
Shared activities can spark communication, help you connect on a deeper level, and remind you that you married someone amazing, and together you can get through anything.
Schedule time for dates weekly and think outside the box to find new exciting ways to spend time together while staying home.
If you feel disconnected or frustrated about the state of your marriage but want to avoid separation and/or divorce, the marriage.com course meant for married couples is an excellent resource to help you overcome the most challenging aspects of being married.
Maggie Schlundt is a content creator with vast and ranging experience. She has contributed blog posts to Let’s Roam Explorer, Honeymoon Always, Curious Theatre Company, and more. Her favorite topics to write about include marriage/relationships, outdoor adventures, arts, travel, fun, and connection. For eight years, Maggie led the content strategy for the development departments of two leading non-profit art organizations, refining brand voice to achieve maximum impact. View her full portfolio here.