Being engaged during the COVID-19 pandemic can mean spending 24 hours a day under the same roof as your partner. While being engaged to someone does mean you’ve decided to share your lives together, this level of togetherness can still put a strain on your relationship; but it can also provide a crash-course on getting to know your partner on an even deeper level.
The internet has given us plenty of hilariously relatable content showing how couples are coping (i.e. creating an imaginary co-worker on whom to blame the dozens of empty water glasses left around the house). But what isn’t being discussed as often is how unusual this time together truly is. For a newly engaged couple, staying home together during this time of great uncertainty also encourages you to lean on one another. This could mean having longer and more meaningful discussions (and yes, possibly more intense arguments too), and learning every bit of good and bad habits the other has.
Here are 6 activities that couples can do to survive isolation together:
#1 Create TikTok Videos Together
We are all being asked to help “flatten the curve” and the best way to do so is to stay home. For couples who may have run out of ideas on how to stay sane and happy while quarantining, now is the time to start flexing your dance moves on TikTok. Talent is certainly optional and there’s nothing quite like bonding over a goofy routine. Who knows, you might become the next internet sensation!
#2 Learn How To Cook
Entering married life with some experience cooking together under your belt can make you feel like you’re already ahead of the game once you’ve tied the knot. With dining out off the menu, take it upon yourselves to put food on your table together. Now is the time to practice making meals, finding your favorites, and making lasting memories in the kitchen. Both of you may be surprised that something as simple as cooking can make you feel a bit more prepared for newlywed life.