Importance of nurturing our romantic relationships – The pandemic impacted relationships across the globe. Many families spent months apart, and romantic couples struggled to see each other while adhering to lockdown restrictions. As the world begins to open back up again, couples are likely to face a whole new set of challenges. Many people think Valentine’s Day is the only time we need to showcase our partner’s love and affection. However, couples need to make a continuous effort to love and support each other in such difficult times.
Coronavirus put on a strain on all kinds of relationships, particularly romantic ones. The pandemic changed how we interact and socialise with other people. We spent more time with the people we live with and less time with our families and friends. As restrictions begin to ease, romantic couples will be reunited and able to nurture their love again.
It’s a well-known fact that modern relationships last considerably less than those of previous generations. Modern relationships are less private and infiltrated by social media. Social media places unrealistic expectations on couples to be Instagram perfect. In some cases, people only want to be in a relationship to gain social media status. Of course, with social media comes screen time. Couples now have to battle through phones, laptops and tablets to spend quality, uninterrupted time together.
However, technology has also been a saviour for many relationships in lockdown. Video calls and streaming services have allowed couples to spend time together virtually. If you are still in a long-distance relationship, use technology to organise virtual date nights together. You could make dinner over Zoom or use Netflix Party to watch a new series together.
Make sure to tell your partner just how much you love and appreciate them. Surprise your partner with chocolate gifts or organise a surprise date night for them. Show your partner that you care and want to make them feel appreciated.
Couples need to be open and honest with each other, especially in such uncertain times. The healthiest of couples can talk openly without judgement or fear of rejection. Sit down over a cup of coffee and talk about what you’re finding difficult in these times. Communication can help to ease your worries and maybe even find a solution for them. The chances are if you’re feeling worried about something in your relationship, your partner is too. Avoid shouting or having essential conversations in busy environments – you don’t need the added stress!