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  • Writer's pictureJessie Ladipo

Keep Your Love Life Healthy During Social Distancing

Updated: Apr 14, 2020

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Well, here we are again. I'm writing yet another article with ideas for dates designed to help you keep your love life healthy during this time social distancing. Every time I write one of these articles, I think, "this is going to be the last time I have to do that!" Only to be sorely disappointed the very next week. But, never fear I have thousands of romantic and free dates ideas that will keep you in love and entertained at your home. I do hope this ends soon, so I don't have to write about it anymore.

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Dream big! I am spending my time planning my 15th Anniversary trip, which doesn't happen until August of 2021! I have grand plans, though. I am looking at the Maldives, Santorini, Bora Bora, Fiji, South Africa, or maybe Bali. Right now is the time to plan your fantasy trip. Price and logistics don't matter in fantastical trip planning! Where is your imagination going to take you?

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Give back to the people that are keeping us safe. In your spare time, make masks. They are super simple to make. And you could save the life of the doctor or nurse that will someday save your life.

Spend time apart. One of the best things you can do for your relationship is to give each other some space, especially when you are stuck with each other all day every day. But when you feel better, you will treat your sweetheart better. And you will have lots of new fun things to discuss. Take at least an hour a day to get some "me time"!

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Let go of the baggage that is getting in your way. When I need to talk to my dad in heaven, I do this. Write down your worries, place them in a balloon, and let them go!

Dance in the Rain. Vivian Greene said: "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain." This statement is a little more symbolic than what I am saying. I want you to go out and dance in the rain. Feel the rain on your skin, tip-toe through the fresh-cut grass and smell the cherry blossoms in the air. Just be alone together for a bit. Don't go dancing during a lightning storm, and tell people that Jessie said it would be ok!

Turn your bathroom into a high-end spa. Get out the aromatherapy candles, weird sitar music, warm oils, and bubble bath. Spend the day taking turns giving each other massages, manicures, and pedicures.

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Practice your Downdogs together. Couples yoga is a great way to get more in tune with your body and with your sweetie. It will also make my next date idea easier.

Stay in bed and work your way through the Kama Sutra. Duh! (All the yoga you have been practicing will make some of the crazier positions doable.)

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Unleash your inner Julia Child. One of my very fantastic travel suppliers has generously agreed to let me share a collection of delicious French recipes. Click Here to get your copy.

Go fly a kite. Get outside and spend the day with a picnic and watching your kite soar high above the troubled world below.

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Relax, breathe, and calm down. Create an open environment. It's time to feel your emotions instead of resisting them. It's ok to be scared, mad, sad, trapped, etc. Own it; acknowledge it! Talk to your significant other about your feelings, or the emotions will take over, causing you to lash out. Feel bad on purpose. Being calm allows you to witness your emotions and not freak out about them. Case in point me. I have not been handling watching the news well at all. I finally had to stop watching the spin and get my news online. This is the fourth article I have written about staying in love during the age of social distancing. And honestly, it brings me peace to think I might be helping some of you deal with this unprecedented period. If you have any great date ideas, please let me know. I would love to share them! You can also read my 3 previous blogs about social distancing: 9 Fun Dates Suitable for Social Distancing, Surviving Social Distancing Together, and Love in the Age of Social Distancing.

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