Quarantine is hard. With only ourselves and our pets for company, and with no confirmed end date in sight, we’re all going a little bit crazy. And, while being away from our friends is hard, it’s even more difficult to be separated from our lovers. Maintaining a relationship is hard already, but it got a whole lot harder once we were all told to stay away. It’s like when our parents didn’t like our boyfriends, but this time it’s not just mum and dad keeping us apart, it’s also governments, prime ministers and a contagious virus. So we have to admit, staying away during this instance is the best option right now. As they say, absence makes the heart grow fonder. But, in the meantime, here are some ways that you can keep your relationship alive while separated from your art boy.
Communication, Communication, Communication
Girlfriend, your digital detox is going to have to wait until after we are out of quarantine. Now you can’t physically see your art hunk for quite some time, you are going to have up your Whatsapp game. Also make sure to start facetiming and video chatting, just so you remember what each other looks like.
Go On VIRTUAL Dates
While this sounds lame, it’s actually kind of fun (we’ve tested this one out), set up an evening where you both dress up, cook dinner and pour each other a glass of wine over video chat. As they say, staying in is the new going out.
Think Of It Like A Holiday
Ok, so we know quarantine is the complete opposite of a holiday, you’re confined to your own home BUT, it is going to end! You are going to come home and be reunited with your art guy, albeit probably not at the airport. Think of this time apart as if you are both on separate holidays. You’ll be back together soon!
Try To Limit Conversations About A Certain Covid 19
Although coronavirus is the reason you’re apart, try not to spend valuable time speaking with each other about the illness. I mean, it’s not like nobody knows about it. Instead, use this precious time to joke, laugh, and most importantly, flirt with each other!
Be Kind And Understanding
Despite what was mentioned in the point above, this is a difficult time. If your art hunk is nervous or anxious about this unsettling situation, be patient and reassuring, we all need someone to listen sometimes.
This may be difficult, but in many countries you can still buy things online and send gifts. Why not surprise your art hunk with a gift he wasn’t expecting? We’re sure he’ll thank you once you’re reunited 😉
Thank god we’re living in the digital age. You may be apart, but you can still have a chill night in together, by simply pressing play on your favourite online show at the same time. Messaging each other at the same time will make you feel more connected.
Plan For The Future
While quarantining seems never-ending, it will end eventually. So why not make plans for what you’re going to do together once you can finally see each other IRL again. It will give you both something to look forward to!
Text Lizzy Vartanian