How are you coping during Covid? Above all, my relationships are suffering and consequently my mental health.
The hubs and I are surprisingly doing great. I never imagined I could be cooped up with one person for so long, and we could still enjoy each other’s company at the end of the night. I won’t lie, Yev and I used to struggle through three day weekends 😂, but quarantine has pulled something deep out of us. An understanding of each other’s needs that we can meet silently. When you’re with someone all of the time, some things needs to be accomplished without talking.
Especially when the kids are home. ALL. THE. TIME. I realized a few days ago that I haven’t had an uninterrupted conversation with Yev in about eight months. EIGHT MONTHS! Luckily with restaurants opening back up, a date may actually be in our future. But we can’t ignore the irony of needing one-on-one time with someone I spend legitimately 24/7 with.
Marriage is going great over here, but I miss my friends! Yev doesn’t want to talk to me for hours on end, especially about “non-essential” topics of conversation. And I don’t blame him. I don’t want to talk about politics or science all day, his favorite topics. I miss chit chatting without a purpose, our only goal to have fun. Texting has been keeping me sane, but I miss their faces.
To cope, we’ve begun Wine Wednesdays! I’m just now getting on this “Winesday” bandwagon. I never understood moms who could drink during the week. Aren’t we all too tired for that? But I get it now. Weekends are busy, but Wednesdays are free!
I signed up for my first zoom and got to spend almost two hours with the girls. Chatting, sipping wine, and laughing. I didn’t even know how much I had missed laughing. And the best part about virtual happy hour: no uber required and no pants needed.
Stay safe out there!