“Kiss Me Through The Phone” has evolved from a 2000s bop to a 2020 reality.
The COVID-19 pandemic is indeed the most challenging obstacle we are facing this year as we risk getting sick, losing our jobs, or destroying our personal relationships. While the lockdown kept us safe, it also isolated us from our friends, family, and partners. Recent news even mentioned the increase of divorce cases in different parts of the world as the effects of confinement and financial stress take a toll on couples quarantined together, among other cases.
While some are quarantined together, various governments’ stay-at-home orders affect those couples not living under one roof. Although long distance can be frustrating, it entails less stress as there’s still space for personal growth and not having two stressed out people together— just be a tad bit creative!
3 Simple Tips to Make LDR Work
Accept the Situation
Getting frustrated about the uncertainty of the situation is completely acceptable as cases continue to fluctuate. If you live in different cities, there might also be a chance of getting affected by border rules or just the difficulty of physical separation.
However, it’s important to consider that no one saw it coming. Like you, everyone’s trying their best to cope with the pressure and stress that comes with dealing with COVID-19, work, and their well-being. Focus on aspects you can control and help each other cope with the situation by de-stressing, learning a new skill, or doing hobbies together. When expressing frustration or disappointment, avoid blaming your partner and express concerns calmly.
Plan Virtual Date Nights
Sharing mundane moments like cooking can help the situation feel normal. However, taking off your sweats and dressing up fully for a virtual date will definitely help for your sanity and your partner’s since the pandemic reduced us to only dressing our upper torso.
Self-care and grooming are avenues for self-affirmation and self-presentation, and losing sense of that can take a toll on our mental health and well-being. Allow you and your partner days where you prepare the same dinner, dress up, and talk over a bottle of wine. This will not only help you relax, but the acts of fixing your hair, shaving, and dressing up will help you boost your self-confidence.
Keep it Steamy
As mentioned, doing hobbies together definitely help, whether it’s watching movies on a shared screen, eating the same dinner, or reading the same book— things you do together will help you feel connected. However, sexual satisfaction and intimacy are issues normally brought up by couples, especially since it’ll still be a few months before the situation improves.
Nothing can beat being next to your partner and being able to touch them, but taking advantage of technology can help satisfy sexual desires so intimacy isn’t completely obliterated. Whether it’s sexting, flirting, or sending photos in lingerie, it helps to be creative and playful. As long as you communicate and acknowledge respect for each other, long distance intimacy won’t be a problem.
How to Safely Store Nudes
After taking steamy photos, make sure that those photos will never be accessed when your phone gets into the wrong hands. Following the tips above and helping your relationship survive the pandemic is only one aspect, securing your privacy is another.
Keepsafe looks like a seemingly harmless app by blending in with other apps on your home page. Simply download the app on the Apple Store or Google Play Store, then transfer documents, photos, and videos you want to secure. Tip: Your files are protected by a personal pin of your choosing, so choose randomly and don’t go for obvious numbers in relation to birthdays, anniversaries, or addresses.
Sharing Photos Step it up and share your photos using the app, and do so by following these steps:
- Open and sign into your Keepsafe Photo App
- Tap Shared Albums followed by the + icon on the bottom right of the screen
- Tap New Shared Album then enter a name for your album
- Tap Create
With this function, you have the freedom to choose which photos to share, who to share it with, and how long they’re going to see it for. You can make your own unique text link or allow Keepsafe to create a secure pin for exclusive access only to people you share the contents of the album with. Once done, they will be able to comment or store photos of themselves in the same album as well.
Download Keepsafe here!