The situation under COVID-19 presents unique opportunities and challenges for couples. Some people meet one another online and started dating during the Pandemic, and some break up because the long distance and not being able to see each other in person make them apart. What can help you maintain the positive attitude despite of mountain-like challenges and still strengthen the bond with your partner?
ACCEPT THE REALITY AND BE ADAPTABLE
The first step I’d recommend is ACCEPT THE REALITY FOR WHAT IT IS. Is it easy? Well, it seems not that hard to do it, but it can actually be tough sometimes. You may understand that under this situation, you have very limited option of communicating with each other. You may start calling either with or without video, and sending texts and pictures – But there are points that you’d just feel you miss your partner SO MUCH. So this requires continuous efforts. Remind yourself from time to time that you two just cannot see one another until the circumstances get better – BUT it doesn’t mean that there’s no way you can maintain your intimacy. Honestly, there are a number of ways you can spend your time together – I’m sharing my suggestions in another article so please check out!
LEARN MORE ABOUT EACH OTHER!
The Pandemic poses opportunities for you to get to know the person from a totally new perspective. You know, because of this all of us face the obstacles that we normally might not go through. Like for example, not being able to go outside freely as before, perhaps going through the periods of loss of job, financial stability, health issues, or even anxieties. Though I don’t mean you should enjoy those trials, but I’d say these can be a hard push for us in the right directions in terms of personal growth, maturity. Because we need to learn to cope with these challenges when our loved one is not right beside us, couples need to learn give emotional support one another remotely. Doing everything they can to make the other person feel he/she is loved and cared for. We are also humbled and learn to show unselfishness when dealing with each other. I’m sure when the Pandemic is over and we see each other in person, we can clearly see how strong each of us gets and we are ready to help one another raise up in times of distress.
COMMUNICATION IS EVERYTHING
Without being able to physically be together, without being able to have fun and do things together, communication means everything. So don’t leave important things unsaid, express your love generously to assure your partner each time, and take nothing for granted. Also be careful not to get mad at things that are out of your control. It’s so easy to fall into feelings of frustration and resentment, which lead to miscommunication and misunderstanding. Learn to talk it out calmly when you feel anxious at the right time.
Soon or later this situation will be over. Be patient. Be grateful. Be humble. And be happy together with your loved one 😉