Will your marriage survive the pandemic?

Let it go, and other tips for couples working from home

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  • Spend quality time together when you are not working. Though you may both be working at home, your leisure time has been dramatically limited by the crisis.
  • Be generous. Be thoughtful. Make lunch for the other. Pour the coffee — or juice — in the morning. Bring in a flower from the garden. Maybe even provide some favorite take-out as a surprise.
  • Go for a walk, run, bike ride. Alone.
  • Go for a walk, run, bike ride. Together.
  • Read a good book; entertain yourself when he or she is occupied.
  • Stream a good movie that your partner will like, even if you have to pay for it.
  • Offer hugs and affection for no good reason.
  • And whenever you feel as if you are teetering on the edge of snarkiness, make a conscious decision to let that snub, quip, gripe, comment or eye roll go.
  • Let it go.
  • Let it go.
  • Let it go.

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