Figures

UK Deaths: 41,662

UK Cases: 294,375

Worldwide Deaths: 429,713

Worldwide Cases: 7,795,965

This week

The weather has been atrocious this week and what a difference that makes.  Just when people are told they can meet up in groups of 6/8/10 outdoors (socially distanced and dependent what devolved nation you live in #confusing), the heavens open.  The government then panicked in case everyone decided to meet up and move indoors.  So again we were told to stay alert.  Stay home where possible, but go to shops; meet up outdoors, but stay home if you can; socially distance, but if you can’t, wear a face-covering…

Not confusing or open to interpretation at all!  Luckily the weather is picking up this weekend so that helps.

D-I-V-O-R-C-E

A leading divorce lawyer, Baroness Shackleton has said that it is very likely that lockdown will lead to a rise in divorce rates. In fact, it has been reported that divorces proceedings in China have surged in March as husbands and wives began emerging from weeks of government-mandated lockdowns.

Not so much absence makes the heart grow fonder, more too much time together makes the mind grow weary? Very, very weary LOL

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Life at home

I do find it really interesting that in our household my OH can disappear off into his office (he was always based from home anyway), close the door and work as he normally would without much interruption. Whereas when I work from home (currently furloughed) it is very much in the kitchen/living room open to continual interruption for countless drinks, snacks, lunch etc,  And with a puppy at home who is still not fully house trained (don’t ask) somewhere in all of that I have to remember to keep taking her out just in case she needs the toilet.

Not alone?!

Now I’m pretty sure from all the social media posts recently that I’m not the only person who’s finding things a little more heightened at the moment.  Who else has resorted to counting how many times you empty the bin compared to how many times they put a wash on…

So if like us you are not a couple who are meant to be together 24/7, then here are some lighthearted top tips to survive lockdown!

5 Top Tips

  • Communicate with each other.  Pretty sure that us two sitting in the kitchen glued to our phones and the TV isn’t correct? (although to be fair what is there to talk about, the ‘R’ rate?!)
  • Listen to each other.  Eh, refer to the above point…
  • Don’t make ‘winning’ the goal.  Eh, refer to the previous paragraph LOL.  Yeah, I’m not so good at this one right now.
  • Don’t be afraid of conflict. Pretty sure that means argue about the smallest thing, like who empties the dishwasher?  Or as our kids call it ‘adult discussions’.
  • Cheers.  If all else fails drink Gin, drink Cider, drink Beer, drink whatever LOL. (NB: this can sometimes make things worse too)

How are you?

So how are you finding lockdown?  I know by the end of the day just seeing the OH sleeping soundly (or not so soundly), can bug me.  Just like I’m pretty sure me watching telly till all hours at night, while he tries to sleep, bugs the crap out of him too.  What are your bugbears, or are you really enjoying the time with your OH?  I’d love to hear and know I’m not alone, or what your secret is!

Fay x

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