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Keeping Your Relationship Healthy During Social-Distancing

Hey Bronze Beauties! It’s no secret that we are experiencing a time of uncertainty and confusion, but the good news is that there are plenty of things that we can still control– our relationships being one of them. If you’re feeling unsure and stressed about the current state of your romantic relationship or you just want to make sure things remain positive, then keep reading to learn more about how you can maintain a healthy relationship with your partner during this global pandemic.

Indulge In Self-Care

Taking care of yourself and making your happiness a priority will only spill over into your daily mood and benefit both you and your partner. Everyone defines and practices self-care differently, so don’t be timid when finding your groove. Some areas to focus on though include mind, body, and spirit. Check out podcasts for guided meditations, online workouts or skincare routines to feel comfortable in your own skin, and lift your spirits through doing things that make you smile. If you are unsure of where to start, there are plenty of resources to help you like self-care journals or online articles and videos. Feeling at ease with yourself will give you the capacity to effectively love and support your partner, too.

Balance Being Roommates And Lovers

If you’re riding this thing out with your partner, then it’s inevitable that constantly being in the same space with one another hasn’t been smooth sailing the whole time. It’s always important to set boundaries and keep open communication with roommates, especially if one is your boo. To keep things peaceful, sit down and talk about what you can do to help each other stay peaceful at home. Whether that be having designated workspaces if you’re working from home, establishing who will do which household chores, setting aside time to spend together, or deciding how you’ll let the other know you need alone time. This is a new territory for many couples, so remember that communication is key and that it will be easier to co-isolate if you fall into a mutually beneficial daily routine.

Plan Date Nights

One of the best things about being in a relationship is being able to get dressed up for a night out together and making memories. This doesn’t have to stop just because you have to remain at home. Take turns with your partner planning at-home date nights in your living room and let the good times roll. There are plenty of romantic things you can do at home, like ordering takeout from your favorite local restaurant and having a candlelight dinner, building a fort for a marathon of your favorite series, creating your own dance club with disco lights, or playing video games for friendly competition. Get creative because you might not have this much time together again after COVID-19. Weekly date nights will give you something to look forward to and an escape from reality for a little while.

Spend Extra Time In Bed

These trying times are exhausting and mentally draining, so remember that it’s okay to sleep more than usual and take care of yourself. Staying in bed is a great way to stay close to your partner and keep your relationship healthy. Invest time in the morning to slowly wake up with your partner and get up on the right side of the bed by talking with one another about what you plan to do with your day. You can also spoil each other on the weekends by making breakfast in bed. Another great way to grow closer is by getting romantic in the bedroom. Sex has proven to release endorphins which cause you to feel happier, and we all know we can use some joy right now. However, the stress-inducing situation we are in may cause sexual difficulties like low libido for women or erectile dysfunction for men. To combat these barriers, try speaking with a sex therapist about any issues you may be having and how to help solve them. For some, a simple shift in diet and exercise may do the trick to fix a low sex drive, while others might need the help of medication like ED pills you can get online that help to maintain an erection and treat the condition effectively. And if sex isn’t your thing, take advantage of all the extra snuggle time right now. A physical connection has the power to make your relationship stronger and make you and your partner happier.

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