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If the coronavirus doesn't get us, the forced togetherness will

So you love each other, yeah WHATEVER that’s great. But love can only get you so far when you’re both working (and/or taking all your classes) from home because the world is locked down. We’ve scoured the internet and our brains (and we tried to ask you all on twitter too, but there was a notable lack of responses) to come up with these tips for surviving so much togetherness.

Talking about sex is hard, y'all

Great sex doesn’t just happen. It’s not magic. It requires actual thinking and actual talking. But those conversations can be really hard, especially since many of us were never given the tools to discuss (or even figure out!) things like boundaries, consent, desire, turn-ons, or turn-offs. So when a partner shares something with you, you might be taken by surprise and not know how to respond, especially if it’s something you hadn’t considered before. Here’s how to proceed in a way that’s loving and supportive of your partner and also honors your own needs and desires.

Next time, it'll be different

Most of us have had a bad breakup at some point. You know, the kind where you can’t stop crying for weeks and you have a pit in your stomach for months, and you can’t hear that person’s name without feeling like you’ve been sucker punched for years? We can’t much help with the PTSD, but we can help you figure out how to move forward.

There are good reasons, but these are not them

There are some really good, compelling reasons to get married, from the practical (insurance, tax breaks, etc.) to the values-driven (like I value changing and learning with this person and being there for them for the rest of my life). But there are also some bad reasons to get married. Truly terrible reasons that people get married all the time. Which is probably why our divorce rate is so high. Here are seven of the worst reasons we can think of to enter into marriage: