The last 12 months and the coronavirus outbreak have completely turned our lives upside down. For many couples forced to isolate themselves at home together, working their normal office jobs on top of one another, this has caused some unrest and a bit of friction. Only the strongest relationships can survive seemingly endless periods of lockdown, but one way to help your partner through the tail end of the pandemic is to simply be more kind. Here’s how!
1. Book A Holiday
Nobody knows quite when we’ll be able to travel again but the promise of a holiday is the much-needed boost many people need to get them through the tail end of the pandemic. If you can afford to, then kindly treating your partner to a brief getaway once this is all over would be a brilliant gesture.
One of the best things about a surprise trip away is not having to plan, book, or worry about any of the stressful logistical parts of going abroad – so if you can take that all away from your partner and book a short break for you both, then they’re bound to be really grateful.
2. Surprise Them With A Gift
Another great way to surprise your other half is with a spontaneous present. This can be something as simple and easy as a bouquet of flowers – and you can even order flowers online nowadays! Alternatively, you might one to go a step further and purchase a designer bag or perhaps a classic sports jersey to really treat your partner.
Whatever you choose, just make sure it’s thoughtful. A surprise gift like this will really help your other half through the back end of this difficult time and get them smiling again.
3. Check-in On Their Wellbeing
If your partner is having a particularly difficult week or is feeling a bit down in the dumps, then make sure you go to the effort of checking in with them. It’s important to look after your other half’s mental wellbeing as sometimes, we’re not all capable of handling our mental health problems on our own.
Ask twice if your partner says they are okay but you feel something might be up, you’ll be surprised by how much they may be willing to open up. Working through problems together is the key to a strong, healthy relationship and being kind enough to check-in and help your partner will help them get through this difficult period.
4. Keep The Romance Alive
Finally, do your best to keep the romance alive. It can be painful being stuck indoors with the same person 24/7 – no matter how much you love them – so be sure to assign at least one night of the week for date night.
You could do anything from watching a movie and enjoying some snacks together, preparing a three-course home cooked meal together, or even something more physical like a yoga class or going for a run together. Being kind enough to organise these little at-home dates will make a real difference and help you both get through these unprecedented times.
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