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  • Writer's pictureJessie Ladipo

Surviving Social Distancing Together

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We are living in weird and unusual times. I got dressed up and put on makeup today to go to the Kroger pharmacy. I put on Spanx and heels to go to the pharmacy, so there's a chance that I have lost my mind! My boys and husband are home all the time, and I can't find even 5 minutes of peace. All of this togetherness is going to drive nuts (assuming I haven't already gone crazy). So how can we all flatten the virus curve (which is imperative) and not kill our families in the meantime? Great question. I have some fun, inexpensive date ideas that will help you to not only survive but also to thrive as a couple during these trying times. This article is the second of what I hope will be an abridged blog series!!!

Go hunting for rainbows: a romantic walk in the rain is a perfect way to spend an ugly day. If you are feeling adventurous (and aren't afraid to get dirty), try mud sliding and puddle splashing. Relive your childhood: build a fort in your living room. Add straight from the oven cookies and hot cocoa to complete the transformation.

Bike ride for two: get tons of exercise and lots of (social) distance from everyone except for your sweetie. Quaran-tinis: make a batch of your favorite adult beverages watch the sunset and toast to the fact that someday this will all be over.

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Play outside like your mom wanted you to do: it is time to get out the sidewalk chalk, hula hoops, and bubbles for an old-fashion play date. Netflix Roulet: blindfold yourself and let your partner flip through Netflix Shows until you tell them to stop. Then watch whatever you picked, even if it is in a language you don't speak.

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Go for a picnic: nothing is more fun than a picnic in a park on a gorgeous Spring Day. If the weather doesn't cooperate, you can have a cozy picnic in your living room in front of your fireplace. Unleash your inner Marie Kondo: it's time to go through your closets and let go of the things that no longer serve you. Charities have a huge need right now. Give away the stuff you don't need, so they can find someone that needs them.

Make bouquets: go on a nature walk and pick wildflowers and make bouquets to give each other.

Everyone is having a difficult time right now. But we can be proper social distancing citizens, and nourish our relationship at the same time. If you are looking for other dates for social distancing, follow Trips to Cherish (@tripstocherish) on Instagram, I am continually posting date ideas that will help you survive social distancing. You can also read my blog 9 Fun Date Ideas Suitable for Social Distancing.

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