Quarantine as a couple: 3 rules to safeguard your relationship
Spending quarantine with a boyfriend or husband on paper is definitely more enjoyable than doing it alone.
In practice, however, this applies only if you get along and behave as a team, where you share tasks and do not burden each other by taking away personal space.
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If this were not the case, in fact, state-mandated quarantine to contain Coronavirus would strain even the strongest relationships.
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Compared to usual we spend a lot, but a lot, more time at home with our partner, and if the first time was pleasant to spend time together, watching a movie and chatting about this and that while keeping each other company, this second wave, more psychologically heavy, also brings with it boredom and increases the nervousness given not only by the socks around the house but also by the situation of uncertainty that we have been experiencing for a long time now.
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The space in the house at this point is likely to become tiny, giving us the feeling that we don’t have enough to be alone in it, let alone with two of us.
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Safeguarding your relationship and coming out of quarantine stronger than ever, however, is possible: just follow these three rules for surviving forced cohabitation with partners.
Couples quarantine: 3 rules to safeguard your relationship
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Carve out individual moments
If you quarantine together spending moments in different rooms is good for the couple
It is essential to carve out individual moments during which everyone can mind their own business.
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Regenerate with creams, masks and home spas while he watches a show, reads or chats with friends.
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Or even create the ritual of chatting with girlfriends where you lock yourself in your room and through a video chat talk as if he’s experiencing a group date.
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In short, create moments when your partner is not included, you will love them more.
Look for activities to do together
Quarantine can become an opportunity to make the couple stronger
This period of forced cohabitation can also serve you to discover activities that can make you feel more complicit.
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Dust off the old box games, card games, and turn off cell phones. If you are a TV series lover, find a daily time to devote to your favorite series.
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Don’t forget about online cultural initiatives, you can discover museums and hidden treasures together while waiting to see them with your own eyes.
Plan your next trip together and promise to do it as soon as you can.
Scan a new routine
Make a list of things to do around the house together and two lists for activities to do on your own
To keep your nerves steady you need to scan a new routine.
Being at home in fact can be very productive and rewarding if you follow rules of good civility even in the couple.
For example, organize your day so that you share chores, help each other with daily tasks, or think about any chores you have been putting off for too long.
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Recreating schedules in your home life as well will make staying (and living) together much more pleasant and easier.