Love under lockdown: couples try to stay together during a coronavirus pandemic


As countries impose strict lockdown measures and travel restrictions to combat the coronavirus pandemic, couples all over the world are facing similar predicaments. While some are choosing to stay apart, others have found coronavirus has brought them closer together.

For the next weeks, a lot of couples won’t be able to see each other in person. That’s because countries are in lockdown in a bid to stop the spread of COVID-19. They already text each other good morning and good night, but instead of in-person hangouts, their immediate future looks set to feature constant texting and watching Netflix shows together (but apart).


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Understand why love is under lockdown while we face the coronavirus pandemic. (Source: Business Insider)

Understand how couples are dealing with the coronavirus pandemic

While technology is helpful for keeping couples connected, it is not the same as being in the same room. Even so, some think this time apart will strengthen their relationship. Otherwise, some couples forced to stay in isolation realized that they’re not right for each other. Expertizes have some pieces of advice for couples facing difficulties staying together during the lockdown.

Still, the tension that arises as time goes by is normal. Nobody knows what’s going to happen. If you and your partner have begun snapping at one another, don’t despair. The coronavirus pandemic is something new for everyone to deal with. Between four walls, some people end up feeling tied to a problem that can trigger anxiety and defensive responses against their partner. This can cause reactions that are also unfriendly.

Take care to have a date at the end of the day and talk about what happened. It is an opportunity to relax and prevent problems from affecting your relationship. Also, bring to your conversations topics where there is agreement. It is important that you focus your attention on your strengths.

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Remember: everyone copes with things in different ways. While you might prefer to deal with everything by yourself, your partner might need your emotional presence.

The coronavirus pandemic has sparked panic across the world. We have been experiencing social isolation for several days now and it is true that it caused some excitement at first. The lockdown will be reviewed after some weeks, but the expectation is that there will be no significant loosening of the rules until May or June at the earliest. Thus, this means that couples will need to be more at home together than ever before.


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