Dr. Nikki Goldstein shares how to rejuvenate your relationship in isolation
If you don’t’ have social media or have been living under a rock, you might have missed the abundance of sarcastic posts and memes circulating, in regard to partners being stuck together in isolation at home. I’ve lost count of what week we are in, but already I’m hearing the question asked, "how many divorces and breakup might we see when this period is over?"
There is a funny side for some couples, being able to joke about the other chewing too loudly, but on a more serious level, this is putting a lot of stress and strain on many relationships and not in a fun sarcastic or hilarious way.
As it looks like this way of life might be here to say a bit longer, it’s important to address how we can use this time to help rejuvenate relationships and not break them.
This is a tough time for all. You might have had to cancel your own wedding, missed a special birthday celebration or had to scratch your special anniversary date night that’s been booked for months. There are a lot of struggles and disappointments we are all facing.
That’s why it’s so important to let your hair down with each other and have some fun within your relationships. Let things not just be about surviving and getting through this time but also thriving in the time you have together.
Some great ways to do this are:
- Having a date night. Get all dressed up and either cook something yummy together or get your favourite takeaway. Turn the devices off and just be present.
- Have a movie night. But make it a good movie night. Ge the popcorn, maybe even change the furniture around in your lounge room. If you can project it onto a white wall you could pretend you are at the actual movies.
- Have your own party at home. Put on some music, make some cocktails and create your own bar somewhere in the house.
- Have a double date. Jump on line with your fave couple for a few laughs.
- And of course, a bit of kinky fun. It’s time to explore your sexuality together a bit more whilst you are stuck at home
How ever you choose to pass the time, remember, this new normal is not permanent, but it will be here for quite some time.
Go easy on each other, nurture your relationship and take each day as it comes.
If this has taught us anything, it’s that we don’t really know what is around the corner, so try and enjoy what you have right now, even if that’s just with each other at home.
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