5 Ways To Set Boundaries & Help Your Relationship Survive During Lockdown

We know you. You’re all independent ladies, doing your own thing - maybe with high-flying careers, busy social lives and big dreams. Now though, all of that is put on the back-burner because of COVID-19. You can’t go to Starbucks to buy an iced latte, can’t sit in a beer garden with your pals, and can’t even go to work. Suddenly, your whole life is reduced to a few small rooms, in which you are living, eating, socialising, exercising and working in. Most of us are in lockdown with other people which can be a blessing and a curse. On those days where you think you’ll go mad if you have to have another Zoom call, or you get another email about a festival you were looking forward to being cancelled, it’s nice to have some human contact with someone that you know, and trust. Whether that’s your parents, housemates or significant other, there are definitely advantages to having them close by. On the other hand, it can be frustrating, intrusive and irritating! How can you keep your boundaries and your independence when you’re literally locked in the house with other people? It’s not easy, but it’s not impossible. Here are our tips to make sure you come out of quarantine with a united front.  

Try To Stay Positive

When everyone’s lives have been turned upside down by this crazy virus, it’s easy to focus on the bad and want to complain, complain, complain. When you can’t see your friends or other family members, it’s not surprising we want to bemoan the negative. However, there is SO much power in waking up and saying to yourself: “I am going to be positive and have a good day today”. Additionally, seeing the positives in your own situation, for example, being in lockdown - but being in lockdown with your own family who love you, can really help to brighten your perspective.  

Recognise Each Others Ways Of Coping

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