Bittersweet: Tips for Navigating Life as Newlyweds in Quarantine


We’re quite certain this is NOT exactly what you had in mind after exchanging vows with your soulmate. Who could have imagined that the world would be thrust into a global pandemic in 2020? Many have even gone so far as to suggest throwing the entire year away—if only it were that simple. Besides—you’ve dreamt of becoming a wife since you were a little girl! This is YOUR year, and it’s time to make the best of an unforgettable situation.

Because life can throw us lemons at any given time, let’s serve up some tasty lemonade with tips to stay peaceful and happy in love during troubling times.

Play together

They say the couples who play together, stay together. So, who’s got talent? Perhaps you can play the piano and wish to serenade your new spouse with their favorite love song. Maybe you can even teach them a few keys and notes while flirting. There’s no doubt – spending quality time together like this offers up opportunities to have fun, laugh, and talk with one another.

Another great option is to plan a game night for just the two of you. It doesn’t have to be your standard board game; simply try and find something that you feel will be enjoyable and fun for you both. You can even show off your hobbies; maybe a drone isn’t so bad after all if the sexy hunk playing with it is your husband.

Keep the romance ALIVE

During these troubling times, it can be challenging to keep the sparks flying. Especially, if you add into the mix, financial worries or illness – maybe your spouse is sick and doesn’t feel too romantic. You can still find ways to lure your lover right into your arms!

It’s become the norm to wear sweatpants and a t-shirt around the house; try slipping into something sexy without overdoing it. There’s nothing that screams come and get me more than prancing around the house all dressed up with nowhere to go!

Show random acts of kindness

A great tip to keep that fire burning is to shower your new spouse with small acts of kindness—so be creative. This is an excellent way to show your love muffin that you care about their needs. Is your hubby a coffee junkie? No problem! Wake up earlier than him and make sure his latte is nice and hot, ready for his sipping pleasure. Has wifey been trying to get you to watch the latest chick flick? Well, what are you waiting for? Make it a fun-filled evening, fire up the grill, and go Netflix and chill together.

Don’t forsake your alone time

Don’t feel guilty if you find yourself craving “me” time. After all, it’s not normal to spend every waking hour with your spouse and it’s healthy to desire distance. Depending on the size of your living space, this can be challenging and requires creativity. If you don’t have the luxury of going into a separate room, try using your headphones to watch a movie, listen to music, or study. Maybe you can go for a short walk or run in your neighborhood or even go get groceries solo (time alone, aisle five). Finding ways to balance your new normal will empower you to overcome daily obstacles together as newlyweds.

Be careful where you put your negative energy

If we’re being honest, at some point we have all had challenging days during this pandemic. Being mindful of the way we manage stress is very important, not only for health but for marriages too. Don’t allow negative energy or pressure to enter your personal space. Now, more than ever, is the time to protect your peace of mind and come out of this experience stronger and wiser with your spouse right by your side. 


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