Truth is, a lot of relationships will suffer during this coronavirus pandemic as Nigeria implements different strategies to curb the spread of the virus. For example, with the 14-day lockdown in Lagos, lovers cannot visit each and for those who are at home, they will become bored sooner rather than later. To ensure that your relationship does not end with coronavirus, follow these helpful tips:
There are lots of apps to use in communicating with your lover and maintaining your relationship during this period. There is Skype and WhatsApp for messaging, video and voice calls. So, do not hesitate to interact with your lover and ensure there is no communication gap.
Be respectful if your partner reacts differently to coronavirus
People react to news differently. You may not be worried about the COVID-19 but your partner may be very scared that you think they are over-reacting. Oftentimes, the fear is real. Your role in this situation is to respect them and calm them down.
Meditate every day
Meditation is an incredibly powerful tool to help you calm anxiety, reduce stress, deal with difficult emotions, and feel less lonely. All of these benefits of meditation can have a big impact on the health of your relationship as well. If both of you meditate, that’s even better. But if you’re just committed on your own end to meditating for 10 minutes a day, the benefits will pour into all aspects of your life, including your love life.
Focus on your own mental health
Instead of putting all the focus on your relationship during this time, remember to focus on your own mental health. What are you doing to take care of yourself while you’re at home? What is your plan for reducing your stress levels each day? How are you dealing with feelings of loneliness or anxiety? Your mental health has a big impact on how you handle relationship challenges.
Don’t rely on your lover for everything
During a time of crisis, it’s easy to cling to someone you care about and rely on them for all your needs, which can cause strain in a relationship. To avoid putting this stress on your relationship, don’t forget to seek out support from your friends and family, even it’s virtually through Facetime or Whatsapp group chats. If you’re at home with your lover and spending all of your time together, make sure you have some blocks of time where you are each doing your own thing.