A majority of people have been able to connect more with their loved ones during this lockdown period and others have not been quite as lucky. Who are these unlucky folks? The ones in relationships! Yes, couples who are not able to spend quality time together. Some of these couples are making it work out regardless of the current situation and the rest are finding it to be quite a challenge.

On this episode of The Safe Space, we reached out to a few people in relationships. Here’s what they had to say.

“Making plans” – Ruth, Abuja

“My boyfriend and I are not finding this lockdown thing funny at all. We were really fond of being together every other day. Now, to take our minds off this time apart we spend a lot of time on the phone. We’ve also been making plans for our lives in general.”

“Deeper things” – Kora, Lagos

“We’ve been talking a lot. Sometimes, we chat simultaneously on 3 or 4 social media platforms about different stuff lol. The lockdown has helped us realise deeper things about each other when it comes to faith and values. We have grown to appreciate the power of a touch, hug, and the little details.”

“Netflix Parties” – Eva, Abuja

“From seeing each other almost every day to nothing at all – is hell. Still, we are on the phone talking half the time and texting the other half. Netflix parties have been great for us because we can still watch and enjoy our favorite shows together.”

“Not much has changed ” – Martha, Lagos

“To be honest, not much has changed between my boyfriend and I since the lockdown began. We obviously don’t get to spend as much time as we usually would but I am grateful because at least we can still communicate over the phone.”

“Levels to this” – Udo, Lagos

“What my girlfriend and I miss the most is the quality time we spent together. We literally went everywhere together, even to the saloon. We’ll be okay anyway because we dated long distance for a while before she moved back to Nigeria. There are levels to this and we’ve got the experience. No lies”

Do you have stories on relationships in lockdown to share? Let us know in the comment section below.

If you would like to be a contributor on The Safe Space series, please email tv@gatefield.co for more information.

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