coronavirus pandemic

13 Apr 2020

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

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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 to stay together during the lockdown.

It’s only natural, though, that things have gotten tenser as the situation continues. None of us know what’s coming next. 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 for walls, some people might feel ‘trapped’ in a situation that can trigger anxiety and defensive responses against its partner. This can then escalate reciprocal defensive responses.

Be sure to reunite at the end of the day and talk about how it went. This will help to bleed off stress from the day and stop it from negatively affecting your relationship. Begin conversations with common ground. Think about what you agree on, your common values and intentions. Express appreciation and play to your strengths as a couple.

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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’ve been social-distancing for a few days now, and there’s no denying it was fun 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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