Well, it's time to tackle the elephant in the room. We have been living in the same house now for months on end. The issue here is in a world where everyone went to work for 8+ hours a day, we could get some space from our spouse and any kids that may be in the house as well.
The dilemma that we now face is that there is no “escape” to work for many left at home. We literally have nowhere to run when it comes to being under the same roof. This probably explains why there are so many suicides resulting from living in “lock down” and not having an outlet.
So, we want to be here to help you get along with your spouse in any situation. Here are 7 solutions to help you manage and flourish under this lock down.
Solutions to help you thrive at home in any situation
Pray or Meditate For Clarity
Growing up it's always been just a conversation between myself and God. Then as I got older I started placing more hurdles in front of that conversation. It's been not too long ago that I realized I was doing this and decided to KISS (Keep It Simple Silly). Just conversate with God. He hears you because he is omnipresent and Omniscient.
He's got you as Jess would tell me.
There's another thing that really makes me feel good knowing this fact and it may do the same for you as well. This little story goes like this…
When we are being tossed about by the waves of the ocean (life) it's really tough to get your thoughts straight and then know what to do next. However, if you learn to sink down into meditation and “Be still, and know that I am God”. Your entire being is relaxed because of the covering that God gives you when you're in Him — AND — remember you're sinking down to the depths of the ocean where the waves can not touch you.
Take time to engage with each other outside the home
This one seems a bit against the grain but when you do take the time to enjoy each others company it makes the times that you're at each other's throats less and less. This is all about growing your relationship and love for one another.
When you have a good prayer / meditation life, this action will be MUCH easier. This is especially true if you're already at each others wits end. Take time to relax, find out what you can do to make things more enjoyable for both yourself and your spouse.
Do The Work In Order To Survive
What is meant by “the work”? what it simply means is that you are in a relationship. The relationship is a mirror so that you can see where you need to improve personally. If you're oblivious to these “hints” that your relationship is giving you then there is no improvement and thus, no happy life.
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Schedule Date Night
Whether you're inside or out and about. Schedule time to go out and have a date night/day with your loved one. This might be one of the best things you can do to keep that relationship going and on target for the long lasting love you so desire. You may be thinking that this is much like #2 in this list but it's going that extra step that will let her know that you are thinking about her and want to go that extra step to schedule time with her.
Start up a game night
if you have kids and are routinely frustrated because all they want to do is have screen time. Take a night of the week where you can have the family together and play games. It can be any sort of game as long as the family is involved and having fun.
Start Living With Your Spouse Outside Your Home by Taking a Road Trip
We are all in a situation now that we know the “boundaries” and that means we can travel. Travel can bring a new light on our life as well as a refreshing of your thoughts. So take a road trip, an airplane trip. Whatever fancies your liking. Do it.
Have you ever wondered what happens on trips? Sure there's the sight seeing and the fun, but it's a chance to talk in a different surrounding where you're both having fun. So this is basically a setup to have fun while talking and building your relationship at the same time. This would be a little strategy to get out of the house and really start living with your spouse outside of the home.
Depending on where you live in the world, there's plenty of places to take a weekend trip. Here in the Pacific Northwest, there are some great ideas and places to visit. All you have to do really is do a quick search on the internet for your area. It's amazing how you tend to forget or not know about these places until they are in front of your face on your screen.
Befriend your neighbor(s)
Our neighbors seem to be the last place we look to make friends. If you find yourself calling your neighbors by names that weren't given to them at birth, then you need to make it a priority to reach out and get to know your to be friends. When we are able to united as a community, you will be better off living with your spouse as a result of your new found friendships.
Your Ready For Anything Now
Now, if you have done all of these 7 simple yet very effective tasks to survive living with your spouse 24 hours a day, then I congratulate you! Seriously. Also, if you have done them, comment below and let us know your experience(s) with each item.
We know that living with your spouse 24 hours a day can be tough but it can be done and it can be a way to really grow. Just know that it's all about giving yourself some variety in life that really helps you grow.
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Bonus Strategy For Living With Your Spouse 24/7
Lastly, as an added bonus. The best thing to do which will help you in living with your spouse is to talk to each other. Really communicate to understand rather than just to speak words at each other. My wife and I are always asking, “did you mean” so that we know how things are meant instead of assuming and getting our feelers hurt.