Are you spending the whole week at home or the weekend at home? Are you and your partner getting nervous? Do not panic if this is the case. This is what many people experience. There are small things you can do to improve your situation.
These days, offices are closed and meetings are canceled. Travel is limited and we all spend a lot of our time at home. Sometimes, even entire days. This 24/7 bonding can test even the most loving relationships.
These habits can be put into practice if you don’t want the weeks of confinement to take a toll on your relationships and you don’t want them to become solitary.
Many of us wish our partner or spouse could meet all our needs without needing to tell us what they are. It is understandable that this is not possible. It is best to tell your partner what you want.
You may have a separate workspace. This is a good idea. Make sure that your partner knows when they can and cannot enter the space. If the door is left open, it means that you are working. However, you can always talk to me if needed. It’s open if it’s shut. This means that I prefer you not to bother me. However, you can knock on my door if you have any questions or need to talk to me. The “Do Not Disturb” sign at the doorknob means “If you knock on my door, I will be mad.”
It is crucial that you allow yourself to speak every day. This could be at lunchtime, after work, or any other time.
It is important to set a clear start time and end time for your work day.
If you are home all day, this is a tempting idea. Even if your partner or spouse is your best friend, it’s not possible to rely on just one person for all your needs. Make time for coffee, calls, and video conference calls with your friends, particularly those you used to see at work, and anyone you may be missing now that you are working remotely.
In a situation such as this, self-compassion is crucial. Even a strong relationship can become strained if it’s not spent all day together. If you feel bored, impatient, moody or angry at your partner, this is normal. All of us are concerned. Our normal human response to sharing our concerns in groups is not always available when we most need it.
Try to be positive. Find ways you can have fun at home with your partner. This is your journey together.