The current pandemic has thrown us all a curveball, especially for those in a relationship.
Many of us are not familiar with spending all day and night with our significant other, especially with so many of us working from home. We are not able to get the alone time we want or need.
All of this can put a strain on even the healthiest relationships. By following some helpful tips, you will be able to navigate through the rough waters of quarantine with your partner and repair things once things return back to normal.
Common Feelings During the Pandemic
It is normal for all of us to be feeling a range of emotions during this difficult time.
Most people are feeling stress, uncertainty, depression, anxiety, and fear.
Know that it is normal and OK to be feeling all of these emotions, but also be aware that these can impact your love life if not under control.
Now is the time to really take the time to grow your relationship and get past struggles.
Have a Date Night
Taking the time to have a date night doesn’t mean you have to go out. Have fun at home by either making a new recipe or ordering in from your favorite place.
After enjoying dining, cozy up, and watch a movie or play a board game. To make things really fun, get dressed up and go all out with candles and music!
Date night is supposed to be a special evening where the two of you can connect. Plus, it is something to look forward to.
You know that it is a tough time for everyone, so cut your partner some slack. Understand that they are feeling all of the emotions you are feeling as well, so be nice!
This is a time where you may need to be more understanding than usual and show compassion. Sometimes your partner just needs support. Remember, it has to be a two-way street, which is why couples therapy in Scottsdale is so beneficial. You will be able to learn how to communicate effectively with your partner, even during the most difficult times.
Make Alone Time
Yes, you want to make sure you are making time for you and your partner to enjoy a relaxing date night, but you also need to make sure you are making alone time for yourself.
This needs to be a priority right now. Take the time to read a book alone, watch a show, or go on a walk. It is food for your own mental health and your relationship to take much needed alone time. Also, focus on self-care by sticking to a healthy routine that includes bathing, exercising, and eating well. Don’t let yourself go!
Working with a Therapist
If you are having a difficult time in your relationship, working with a couples therapist can help. Therapy with Heart offers a safe place for couples to improve their relationship and ultimately their life. From personal challenges to difficult times in a relationship, at Therapy with Heart, you will be able to receive honest and caring therapy to help you and your partner overcome any issues you are experiencing.
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