COVID-19 has turned everyone’s lives upside down. Our social lives, in particular, have struggled to stay afloat. And whether you’re newly dating someone or have been married for years, your relationship has likely changed a bit over the past few months.
Social distancing rules make it difficult to go on dates or possibly even see each other, and if you’re living together, it may be difficult to get away from one another. But don’t let the spark burn out during this difficult time. Here are some tips to keep the fire burning between you and your partner.
1. Plan Regular Date Nights
Date nights don’t look the same nowadays, but that makes it a great time to try something new. Plan at least one night per week to be “date night,” even if you don’t leave the house. Brainstorm creative ways you two can have fun together, such as cooking a meal, having a game night, setting up a picnic in a secluded area, or giving each other massages. Even if you’re quarantining separately, you can do a lot of activities through a video call. This will help keep your time together entertaining and fresh.
2. Talk About Your Feelings
Many people are facing difficulties with their mental health during this unprecedented time, and keeping those feelings to oneself doesn’t help any relationship. Whether your fluctuating emotions relate to your partner or something else entirely, you should let your partner know how you’re feeling.
This will bring a level to transparency to your relationship and can increase the trust between the two of you. Encourage your partner to do the same. You’re likely on the same page and can help each other. Plus, talking about your feelings creates a therapeutic effect in your brain, allowing you to feel fewer negative emotions.
3. Try a Sexy Surprise
A little lingerie surprise never hurt anybody! Now is a great time to go online shopping for a sexy number to pull out when you feel your sex life getting a little stale. Choose from a wide selection of sizes and styles to wow your significant other and boost your self-confidence.
To turn up the mood even more, play a favorite sensual song and put on your new lingerie, and jaws will drop. Quarantining apart? You’ll definitely see a smile if you start your video call wearing your new pieces. Your partner will be happy to know you put thought and effort into your relationship, in addition to enjoying the view.
4. Set Aside Some Alone Time
While it’s important to plan special time together, if you cohabitate with your partner, you may need to plan some time apart as well. Working, sleeping and relaxing with someone every day can be draining, and alone time is good for your health. Research shows that enjoying some solitude makes you calmer, happier and even more energetic. Who doesn’t want a partner like that? Schedule time each day to take a walk, meditate or read on your own and encourage your partner to do the same. Ultimately, you’ll both feel better, making your time together even more meaningful.
Take Care of Yourself and Each Other
While this pandemic has put everyone’s patience and limits to the test, you don’t need to let it test your relationship. With a few simple actions, you can ensure your relationship is prioritized and healthy throughout quarantine. Stay positive, stay healthy and remember this is only temporary.