Has life amid a pandemic strained your relationship? Perhaps you and your significant other have been so focused on ensuring your family’s survival and external issues that it’s left little time for you to focus on your union. Maybe the changes to your household finances, responsibilities, and routines have intensified your arguments, causing more chaos than collaboration. Whatever your issues are, you should know you’re not alone.
The reality is that whenever trauma or unforeseen circumstances arise, it puts your relationship to the test. While you intend to resolve the problem and weather the storm, you put so much of your energies into the issue that you neglect what matters most. Before you know it, everything is an argument, you spend less time together, the good times outweigh the bad, and you’re physically and emotionally drained.
If you’ve found yourself in this position, don’t allow something you can’t control (the pandemic) to ruin what you’ve worked so hard to accomplish (your relationship). Believe it or not, there are ways to spark flames and revive your union amid the pandemic. Continue reading to learn more.
You’ve probably heard that communication is the key to a healthy relationship more times than you’d like, but it’s the truth. A lot can be resolved with simple communication. Talking about your individual and household problems, coming up with plans, sharing your emotions, and finding compromise can prevent conflict down the road. Communication is also one of the simplest forms of social connection. Whether you talk about something funny you saw on social media or the latest news on politics, it allows each of you to feel closer.
Yes, a lot is going on in the world, but that doesn’t make your significant other any less attractive. Sometimes, all it takes is a little reminder that they’ve still got your attention. It can boost their confidence and self-esteem and help reassure their position in your life. It doesn’t take much to flirt with your partner. So, find ways to make them feel special.
You can squeeze them on the rear end as they rush out the door for work, send them a flirty message via text, or compliment them on their appearance or attire. If you and your partner aren’t together as often, use technology to your advantage. Buy a vibrator sex toy, schedule a little screen time once the kids have gone to sleep, or take a few naughty photos and shoot them an email. This method keeps the fire burning between you two, no matter what’s going on around you.
Start Dating Again
No, no one is suggesting that you start cheating on your partner by dating other people. Chances are that it wouldn’t do much to revive your relationship. However, what is advised is that you and your significant other start going out on dates. Going on dates allows you uninterrupted time to focus on things outside of your family and the pandemic. It reconnects you in ways you would never imagine.
If your schedule or the pandemic-related changes have made it hard for you to go out on dates, you have to get creative. As stated above, you can have a virtual date if you’re working different shifts. There are also a ton of ways you can enjoy each other’s company at home, like watching a movie, having a romantic dinner, or simply cuddling in bed. Whether it’s an hour or an entire evening, you have to find ways to get back to why you fell in love in the first place.
The coronavirus pandemic has already caused health, safety, and financial issues for you and your family; don’t allow it to break you down. Even with everything that’s going on, you must remember to prioritize your relationship. If things have been on the rocks as of late, try communicating more often, flirting, and dating one another. It can take some time, but with effort on both ends, you two can come out of this chaos stronger than ever.