How are you and your partner holding up during such crazy times we’re living in now? Are you able to stay connected with your partner, or are you having tough times in your relationship?
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Perhaps you might be getting tired of even hearing them breathe!
Is the coronavirus lockdown making you notice certain traits in your partner that you didn’t see before? You are so tired of them now to the point that you want to separate?
Well, now, you’re not alone. In China, once everyone returned to their daily routines from the quarantine, a rising trend in divorce rates was observed.
And by the looks of it, United States divorce rates are right behind them. To make things worse domestic violence rates are rising in the U.S.
People are struggling with social isolation and being around their partners 24/7. Also, you might not be liking your partner as much as before this shutdown happened.
But, if you love your partner and want to stay with them, how do you both stop getting on each other’s nerves? How can you stay connected with your partner amid all this chaos?
If you are worrying that this coronavirus lockdown is putting a strain on your relationship connection, try these five tips to stay connected with your partner. These tips can help you strengthen your marriage.
You can stay up late or wake up earlier to have some intimate time together. Fight the sleep for a little fun.
Be creative- there may be times when you have to get a quickie in when your kids are still awake as long as they are safe and busy. Don’t be ashamed and feel as though you’re a terrible parent. If you must get a 10-minute quickie in at the kitchen while the babies are napping, then by all means go for it!
When you are away or merely in different rooms, you can text each other. You can be boring and send a regular ‘I love you’ text, or you can indulge in some naughty sexting. Also, don’t be shy or afraid to ask for sex. You can choose to drop hints that you want it.
You can choose to go to bed wearing a nightgown with no panties. Your partner will love the surprise of rubbing up against your legs, noticing what you forgot to put on.
Tease your partner- Just because you are married or been together for a while, it doesn’t mean you have to stop playing cat and mouse. Tease your partner throughout the day by randomly kissing them on the neck or rubbing their shoulders.
Give your partner a massage– Everyone loves a good rub down. It’ll help them relax and save energy for the fun part of intimacy. Also, it doesn’t always have to be about sex when initiating intimacy. There are ways to stay connected with your partner without having sex.
Simply hold hands and look into each other’s eyes.
Hold a good conversation
Gently touch each other in places that often go ignored.
Pretend to be a new couple and make-out.
Again adult board games are perfect for couples to play when trying to form a connection. It helps you have fun together and release stress.
3. Be kind to your partner
Are you talking to your partner in a more rude tone since the coronavirus lockdown? You may be coming off meaner than before and not realizing it.
Take the time to be kind to your partner. Here are some ways:
Give them more privacy and alone time.
If there are specific tasks that they do all the time, try doing it for them sometimes. Such as cooking, cleaning, or even walking the dogs.
Go on a long walk, or jogging in a park(sounds cheesy but it’s better than being in the house)
Try couples yoga
Play a sport- basketball is great for couples to play together!
Create an active date night.
Watch this video to get inspired by some interesting couple’s workout routine ideas:
5. Value alone time
Of course, spending too much time together can have a downside.
And, this is the time to emphasize on your alone time. Find the time to do what is enjoyable and let your partner find time for themselves as well.
This will allow both of you to miss each other. Even with both of you in the same household 24/7, this is still possible.
At the end of the day…
Being stuck at home with your partner during the coronavirus lockdown doesn’t have to be a distressing experience. You can stay connected with your partner and have a good time if you look at it with a positive mindset.
This is an excellent time for you and your partner to take a break from your otherwise busy life and enjoy being with each other. So, take this unique opportunity to stay connected with your partner!
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.
Carlisa is a freelance writer for hire and blogger. She enjoys writing on lifestyle topics such as parenting, relationships, health and wellness. On her blog, you can find her empowering women through creating a healthy lifestyle. When she isn't writing you can find her doing yoga in her backyard.