Thanks to Julie Morris for this post!
If you and your significant other are experiencing a new normal, here’s the good news: it can turn out to be a great thing. Yes, making adjustments and getting used to major changes in your routine is challenging. But by taking steps together, you can learn to thrive in your new circumstances and strengthen your relationship along the way.
So, whether you’re relegated to the confines of your home because of the coronavirus outbreak or for some other reason, consider these tips to help you take your relationship to the next level:
Balance Together Time and Solitude
Working in time with your partner as well as time for yourself is key to a healthy relationship.
Importance of Scheduling Quality Time in a Relationship
“Alone Time” Keeps Relationships Healthy
25 Stay At Home Date Night Ideas That Are Better Than Netflix
The Frugal Introvert: 50 Ways to Have Fun by Yourself on the Cheap
[Editors note: Here’s another link suggested by Ryan Howard:]
Fun Date Night Ideas At Home With No Babysitter
Make Things Interesting
Even though you’re stuck at home, you can add some fun to your relationship right now.
Foster Your Health
In times like these, it’s essential for you and your [artner to prioritize your health.
Reduce Stress When Possible
Whether it’s planning a relaxing date night or having a meal delivered to your home, take advantage of opportunities to de-stress together.
While any major change is challenging, it can also result in long-term (and short-term) benefits for your relationship. By incorporating both together time and solitude, spicing things up a bit, taking care of your health, and learning how to de-stress on the reg, you and your partner can turn your big change into something positive. The most important thing is to remember why you fell in love with each other in the first place and to be willing to make adjustments that help your relationship move forward.