Thursday, June 25, 2020


What? An engagement during the pandemic? We all know living in a house with others can be challenging! Add a relationship, working in healthcare, and Covid-19 restrictions: You may be headed for disaster. Here are 5 relationship survival tips my fiancé and I use during the pandemic. They are as follows:

Surprise 2020 Pandemic engagement dinner!
  1. Allow each other personal space when needed- During this pandemic we are forced to see each other on a continuous basis. Providing each other with personal space will make the time spent together valuable.
  2. Validate each others feelings- Emotions are at an all time high. Although you cohabitate space, each persons experience through the pandemic is uniquely their own. Validating each others feeling can make cohabitation easier.
  3. Schedule couples time- Continuously seeing each other can take away from couples time. It may devalue quality time spent together. Continue to schedule couples time during the pandemic (ex: A movie, a new recipe, a game, and/or DIYing together:-)). Blocking off time for each other will surely keep the flames going!
  4. Develop an new normal- Living with Covid-19 is going to be the "new normal". Developing a new daily routine can decrease anxiety and stress in you and your spouse. It will take trial and error to see what works for the both of you.  Be patient and give yourselves grace during this time. You will be happy you did.
  5. Laugh- Whoever said laughter is the best medicine was correct! There are many life changing situations going on during this time. Using memes, funny text and discussions with family/friends can give your mood the positive boost it needs!
Covid-19 engagement!

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Unknown said...

Just spent a wonderful hour getting caught up with lovelifebutterflies. Great recipes,and advice on coping with covid. Great comments and advice on understanding that health-care professionals are real people willing to help those in need, and taking the physical and emotional hits that are part of the job. The most important thing you blogged (to me) was the information about counseling. Somewhere i read about 4 sayings that can lead to wisdom: I was wrong, I'm sorry, I don't know I need help.
People need people. Now more than ever.

Shawon Henry-Jacobs RN, MSN said...

Hello unknown! Thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts on the blog. The information on counseling is something that is prevelant in my culture and something I felt needed to be shared. Our lives will forever be changed due to covid-19. With the holidays approaching and people living in situations that is not their norm, counseling services are going to be needed. I believe counseling needs will increase dramatically during the holiday season, and wanted to make people aware that is it ok to ask for assistance. I hope the information you read helped you or someone you know:-)!