Due to this pandemic, you may feel like your relationships are in a unique place right now. Many couples who don’t live together may find that you cannot see each other as often. Likewise, couples who do live together may find it challenging to adjust to spending even more time together at home. Learn how you and your partner can continue to grow your connection during these unprecedented times.
Couples Who Live Apart
Couples who live apart can still stay connected while practicing responsible social distancing. When deciding on how you will connect during this time, there are a few questions to ask your partner:
- How often should we see each other?
- How can we practice safe social distancing while seeing each other?
- Should we wait to see each other in person?
- What ways do you like to connect while being apart?
Having an understanding of how you both plan on connecting is an important part of staying on the same page when living through this pandemic. You and your partner may decide it’s best to wait to see each other in person later. If you decide this, you can connect through video chat or phone call. You could also get creative and send each other handwritten letters or drawings.
Couples Who Live Together
Couples who live together may begin to feel bored with the monotony of staying home every day. Shake things up by figuring out how well you know your partner. Use this as a time to ask each other deep questions to learn even more about one another. Here are some interesting questions to ask:
- What is your first memory?
- Do you have any hidden talents?
- Do you think everything happens for a reason?
- What has our relationship taught you?
This pandemic may create obstacles for all kinds of couples. The main thing to remember during these times is that you and your partner need to regularly communicate and check in with each other.