During this global pandemic, we are facing the disarray that has rattled and changed our usual routines. People are staying at home and are socially distant from each other, putting personal connections to the test. While most of us stay in our own homes, some people are outside working in the frontline. These first responders are not just exposed to the risks of the virus, but are also fighting every personal worry and anxiety that comes with it. So, while all this is happening, how do they manage to keep their relationships alive and growing?
We interviewed three couples who are working and battling in the frontline, yet have managed to sustain their relationship and fondness for each other despite the ambiguity and threats it confronts.
Meet the couples who are working in the frontline:
Here are the five love lessons from these couples:
With all the uncertainties and obscurity, you need to make your partner feel that what you have is certain. Consistently make them feel your presence, care, and love in these trying times. Especially with the stress and anxiety that they endure in their daily challenges, it is nice to have someone who gives you constant comfort and assurance that all will be okay.
Yes, communication and understanding are just some of the ‘basics’ of a relationship. But in this time of crisis, these ‘basics’ become an integral part of every connection. Meaning to say, we need to put in an extra effort in listening to and understanding our partner. Be ‘extra’ patient, and respect your partner, particularly when he/she is facing a lot of pressure and uneasiness at work, or in life, in general.
The clock is ticking, and with the invisible virus still on the loose, every minute counts. Cherish every moment that you have together and empower the connection. Make them feel your love. We need to learn to look at the positive side of things and look for the glimmer of hope, even when it almost seems impossible. It will make us live our lives differently.
The challenges we are facing are not only helping us get to know our partner more, but it is also teaching us to hold on, to have faith, and to love even more. Trusting that you can survive anything that will come your way, as long as you have one another, can go a long way for your relationship.
Amidst the negativity and the unpredictable that this current pandemic has brought, your love for each other should prevail. Okay, you may have to wait, change, cancel your plans, or your current situation may look different, but your passionate relationship should remain the same. This pandemic will not break relationships but will make relationships stronger. The love that we share towards each other is essential and should always be on the front line, as well. So, stay strong and spread the love!