Boredom and too much together time have been some of the biggest challenges of living with a partner during the pandemic.
How the Pandemic Has Affected Relationships
A survey of Verywell readers shows that the pandemic has made relationships better for 27% of people, and worse for an equal proportion of people. Consequently, nearly a third of people are skipping Valentine’s Day this year. Still, the holiday hasn't lost its luster for everyone, and the concept of gift giving can even be positive for your mental health.
Gift givers overestimate how much a recipient’s liking of their gift increases or decreases when it compares favorably or unfavorably to other gifts.
Even if you are struggling with feelings of isolation and longing for a partner there are things that you can do to help feel better about being single.
The best way to manage feelings of loneliness on this day involve shifting your focus and aiming to be happy with what you already have and spending some time with yourself.
The triangular theory of love suggests that people can have varying degrees of intimacy, passion, and commitment at any one moment in time.