The COVID-19 pandemic is quickly spreading across North America, Europe and India, leaving millions in their homes. Most of the world’s major nations have imposed lockdowns and travel bans. A large portion of the world’s schools, colleges and offices have been shut to prevent the spread of the virus. This means that many people are now confined to their homes for an extended period. Some of these people are lucky enough to be with their partners and loved ones. Whereas for others, things are challenging as they are far apart from their loved ones. So how do couples ensure that they make it out of this lockdown stronger than before? How do you make sure you fall more in love with your partner during this lockdown period? Here’s a quick look at some tips to help you recreate your passion with your loved up during these hard times.
Fall in Love all Over Again during this Lockdown
Make breakfast together
In case you have the privilege of being with your partner or spouse during this lockdown, make the most of it. Start every day, arm in arm, in the kitchen! Take turns to make breakfast and do it together during the weekends to fall more in love than ever before. Starting your day like this ensures that the whole day remains passionate and loving. Not only does this show your partner how committed you are, but it also helps them relax and just enjoy a good meal. Make sure you discuss what your partner wants to eat the next day, the night before. Whip up a great breakfast and then serve it to them on the bed, with a bouquet of roses you can order online.
Netflix and Chill!
Our busy schedules make it difficult for us to take some time off and enjoy movies with your partner. While we might go out once a month, I’m sure there are several blockbusters you never had the time to see. Well, this is the perfect time to catch up on all the time you lost. Therefore, grab a few pillows, a cosy blanket or quilt, make some popcorn and start the show! Take turns choosing a movie or TV series and binge-watch to your heart’s content. The best thing about this being you both can do this whether you are together or apart. You get to understand what your significant other’s taste is and unwind at the same time. Similarly, your significant other also gets to see who you are as a person, making this a great time to bond and fall in love.
Set Up Boundaries and Create Time for Yourself
In case you are holed in with a partner, make sure you set up some personal boundaries so that you don’t fight too much. If both you are working from home, set up separate workrooms so that you don’t disturb the other. Loud video calls and Zoom meetings can be quite distracting when done in a public space. Do not let your work pressure or lack of me-time ruin your relationship. Therefore, set up a basic framework of ground rules so that you get enough space and time for yourself. Also, having separate rooms for work will ensure higher efficiency and productivity. While you don’t want the lockdown to affect your relationship, you also don’t want it to have an effect on your work. Try to remove yourself from your partner for at least an hour or two every day to carve out some ‘me time’ for yourself.
Video Calls to the Rescue
In case you are not lucky enough to be with your partner during this lockdown, then apps like Skype and Zoom will be your best friends. Make sure you don’t go more than two days without a video call. Use this time to really get to know your partner and ask them about their day regularly. Discuss any difficulties you might be facing, and ask them about their plans after the lockdown. Look for things the both of you can do together once these tough times pass, to strengthen your bond.
Make sure you don’t let the lockdown prevent you from enjoying romantic date nights. Whether you are in the same house or miles apart, ask your partner out on a date. Relive your most romantic days by recreating an old date. In case you live together, cook up a great dinner, give your partner some flowers and enjoy a beautiful night. If you are living far apart, get them on a video call, set up a romantic dinner and talk to them over the video call. Not all fancy dates have to be at high-end restaurants and fine dining cafes. Sometimes, you can have the most romantic date in your living room. All you need is a vivid imagination and someone who really loves spending time with you. Put out some candles, decorate the room with flowers and get your lover a romantic bouquet to set the mood.
Use these ideas to recreate love with your partner and come out of this lockdown stronger than ever before. Make time for your loved one and make sure they feel loved. Surprise them with small gifts and flowers to keep the romance alive. Let us know in the comments below how you rekindled the fire in your relationship. Stay happy, stay safe and most importantly stay in love, guys!