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How can we survive as a couple when Covid is keeping us apart?


DEAR DEIDRE: I HAVEN’T seen my girlfriend since lockdown began in March. How can our relationship survive?

We both live with elderly parents who have health issues and are shielding. I’m 39 and she’s 37.

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We live an hour’s drive apart and agreed to maintain our distance for the sake of our families but regularly speak on the phone.

I suggested we meet up for a drink when rules relaxed in July. She said it was too risky, I was hurt and we didn’t speak for a while.

She has since suggested we have a weekend away. I’d love to but I am very concerned about the risks.

How can we survive as a couple if the virus persists and we can’t spend time together?

DEIDRE SAYS: It’s really tough and a huge test of commitment. Keep reminding yourselves that it’s no one’s fault.

The problem is a virus which is potentially lethal, could kill your parents, and we need to protect against.

Tell your girlfriend you need to support each other through this crisis and then you will appreciate each other all the more when we get to the other side.

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