Many couples are now in a position that they have never been before and that is spending 24/7 together, oftentimes in small apartments.
From the start, it might have all maybe seem like a good idea you know, plenty time together finally seeing each other, not just over dinner or at the door, but as this thing continues now for almost a year, things may have changed.
No matter how much you love each other, spending every hour of every day in the same space can get tough. So how can you survive the lockdown together and still maintain a happy relationship?
Some relationships can get even stronger thanks to this, some need a little effort to survive. Even though we cope with this all really well, there are occasions, where i really need my space or i would seriously do something to him! Mathew is loud! Especially when he played computer games with his friends and unfortunately our computers are next to each other, so try to do your work, when the table is shaking, cause he is laughing and try to think properly, when he screams something like MEDIC, when they play some army games.
Spend time apart
I know this one may seem difficult as you’re stuck together in the same home and you can’t exactly go out anywhere but there are few things.
You can work in a different room and do different activities at home. It does not mean, you have to do everything together, now when you are together. During normal days you have your activities as well as your partner, so take this time for yourself and do what you have to or want to. Spend some time apart and then ...
Spend some time together
Make the effort to do something different, than a normal Friday movie night. The key to surviving the lockdown as a couple is finding a healthy balance of spending time apart and having fun together like during a normal day. You are in this together and so it is nice to do something, where you forget about what is going on out there and have some laugh or good quality time.
You can, for example, come up with a date night - leave him a note, that you are cooking Italian today and you expect him by the table at 8 p.m. - smart casual
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Do not fight together
The biggest amount of fights happen with untold feelings, over chores at home and out of frustration. Usually, they are pointless, but can truly hurt. Therefore make sure to divide your chores at home as you both eat there, you both make a mess and the children are of both of you.
Also, talk to one another and resolve things like that. Do not have it bubbling inside of you for too long as one day it might burst and hurt unnecessarily. There could be a special meeting for this every now and then, or just randomly ask your partner to listen to you for this moment cause there is something you really need to say out loud or discuss. Be there for each other and support one another.
Remind yourself that this is something, that will eventually pass, and it not worth ruining a relationship over it. So be patient till it passes and maintain healthy relationship full of love.