A Guide To Being In Quarantine With Your Significant Other

Justin Patton
5 min readApr 25, 2020

We can all agree that tensions are high right now.

This is dedicated to everyone who has been in quarantine with a spouse or significant other due to the pandemic.

Sure, you love each other because things weren’t so bad before this. You might have argued here and there, but it was nothing like this.

With the world in a pandemic anxiety levels are at an all time high. Not only are we trying to avoid the virus, our freedoms and rights have been infringed upon to the point where most of us have been confined to our homes…with our significant others.

While we do love our spouse, girlfriend, boyfriend, etc., it’s okay to admit that spending 24 hours 7 days a week with them in the house is a bit much for us all. Throw some kids in the mix and things are suddenly overwhelming.

With domestic violence calls spiking since the beginning of this coronavirus business, it’s more important than ever to manage our situations at home. Your typical running away from problems won’t work this time because there’s nowhere to go, but hopefully together we can get through this without tearing each other’s heads off.

Let’s Be Real With Ourselves

We may be treading on thin ice in our homes, but we have to be honest with ourselves and significant others. Right now is not the time to keep your feelings and emotions bottled up until they turn into resentment.

As of right now, our lives as we have known them are different. Our relationships must adjust as well. The norm of how we used to move, isn’t the case anymore.

Where we used to spend time together in the house, we may need to stay in our separate corners of our living space for some alone time. In order to process all that’s going on, we may need a bit more isolation that usual, and as partners, we should welcome this.

We have to be honest with ourselves. If we are worried in any way about all that’s going on, anxiety is going to play out in how we deal with the people in our…

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Justin Patton

Spoken word artist and writer. Living my life and writing about it along the way, it just might inspire somebody. IG: @iamjustinpatton