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How lockdown completely killed relationships!

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Studies have shown that we only feel the passion and excitement towards the same person for the first two to four years of a relationship, after which the whole newness and excitement stops dead and couples need to find other ways to connect.

It’s clear that our relationships and living situations have been very different since lockdown and we have all faced some crisis moments in our love lives over recent months.

For those living together in a long-term relationship, the novelty of seeing each other constantly has long since passed and has been replaced by something else entirely. For those who were together but living apart, the anguish of not seeing that special person very often was a real struggle. One thing’s for sure, thousands of couples have been faced with similar challenges up and down the country.

That’s before you throw in all the other stresses of lockdown such as, having to look after a vulnerable friend and family member, having to deal with the stresses of working from home, or just having homeschool! You may have lost your job, been furloughed, or had to postpone/cancel your wedding. It’s clear; 2020 has been a disastrous year and the reality is that every relationship has had its own special crisis to handle.

No matter how much we love each other or, love the idea of spending lots of time together; being around the same person 24/7 just isn’t healthy. We all need personal physical and emotional space. Living under the same roof for such a long period of time usually leads to conflict. You might also find things about the other person that infuriates or irritates you more now that you’ve seen it in all its glory.

For the couples that have been living apart, the lack of communication or time spent together can intensify disagreements and brings its own share of drama. Physical contact and touch are so important to humans and not having it for an extended period of time can have a big impact on our happiness and wellbeing. It might make keeping the spark alive in a distant relationship extremely tough. 

It’s clear for us all to see that the balance of things have been disturbed by lockdown and as it eases; it’s now more important than ever to find ways to strengthen our relationships. Just thanking someone for putting up with your rubbish for all these many months or just telling them how much you care could be the difference between a good end to 2020 or a bad one. 

At Qropstar we help you tell the stars in your life just how important they are in a way that will truly bring you closer together. Our personalised cards play actual video messages inside to not just make them feel super special but make you feel like you took the time and effort to create something really unique. Try us now to see how we can make your year end with a BANG!