Create a schedule
If you want your relationship to survive being quarantined for several weeks, you need to have a schedule that allows partners to spend time together—and apart, says Claire Barber, a certified mental health consultant and relationship expert based in Detroit, Michigan. A schedule is vital because it will help both individuals to still feel productive, Barber says. “Setting an alarm, getting up together, doing chores, keeping the house tidy, having some physical activity, and spending time alone are all important,” she says. Following a schedule is also one of the 13 golden rules for working from home.