The current pandemic is a strange one. It’s forcing many of us to stay home, and that means a few things…
One of those is getting to know your loved one a little better. The extra time you spend at home means you get to soak in more of your partner’s character and habits.
For example, Jada Pinkett said on “Red Table Talk,” her popular talk show, “I gotta be honest. I think one of the things that I’ve realized is that I don’t know Will at all!”
She further explained that life got in the way despite being married for 23 years. She said “I feel like there’s a layer that you get to, life gets busy and you create these stories in your head and then you hold onto these stories and that is your idea of your partner, that’s not who your partner is,” With spending so much time together, Jada said that she’s taking the time and “going through the process of having to dissolve all of those stories and all the ideas of Will” so get to a more “intimate” level. She mentioned that, “This is intimacy,” and “Just being able to get to who our loved ones are beyond that which we have perceived.” She concluded that “Will and I are in the process of him taking the time to learn to love himself, me taking the time to learn to love myself and us building a friendship along the way…Let me tell you, that’s been something to be married to somebody 20-some odd years and realize I don’t know you and you don’t know me and also realizing there’s an aspect of yourself you don’t know either.”
Getting to know your partner can come with a fair share of issues. With the coronavirus pandemic, you might feel like you’re getting to know your partner from scratch.
Won’t That Lead to a Breakup?
Not at all – if you play it right.
Below, we’ll give you a guide on rekindling your relationship during the current pandemic. Follow it, and use quarantine to enhance your relationship!
#1 – Set Boundaries (For Privacy).
Surprisingly, being too close to your partner can drive you away.
Having your significant other at home can feel suffocating. You might feel like you have less space and time for yourself.
Minimize that by creating your own space. And that can be a room where you “do you” per say.
Take that free time to enjoy some luxury.
Something you can do is try a hot bath, along with some music you love.
Or, you can take an entire room for a creative hobby you have (maybe it is playing music, doing art, or dancing, or even singing)!
You can even add a sensual edge to it. And that’ll reflect well in your relationship, especially when it comes to sex!
There’s a lot you can do. Just make sure you enjoy that free time you get!
#2 – Find Some At-Home Hobbies.
While quarantine does force you to stay at home, it doesn’t force you to “cut contact” with the outside world.
After all, you still have the internet. You still have TV – and both mean many activities to try in your life.
Maybe a shared gaming habit can work for you and your partner. Or, maybe you can spend some time on a creative online project.
That can be starting a website, reading and discussing shared interests – or just finding and watching movies/shows together.
#3 – Pick up a Good Romantic Skill.
How about taking that time to improve your cooking skills?
You can use that as context to setup at-home dates.
The beautiful food should leave a good impression on your significant other, even in a long-term relationship!
Something else you can do is brush-up on your exploration for intimacy. You can try reading or exploring some extremely sensual activities with your partner!
After all, if you’re not feeling like getting to know your partner psychologically, then why not explore each other physically?
#4 – Consult the Past.
You don’t have to reinvent the wheel.
If you’ve been in a relationship for a while, then you probably have an idea of what your significant other prefers.
Use that as launching pads to organize some home activities together.
Maybe it’s an activity that involves pet care, board games, or simply relaxing on a sofa and watching television!
It’s Just Like Dating – But From Scratch.
Quarantine doesn’t have to be a hellish experience for and your partner.
You’ll be in each other’s vicinity a lot. So why not share some constructive activities together (and for yourself too)?
It’ll reflect in your relationship, and it’ll lead to greater satisfaction levels after quarantine ends!