When you were living with your partner during quarantine, you were used to spending every second with each other. If you have to go back to the office, you may feel anxious about leaving your partner. If you and your partner make an effort to adjust to this new routine, the transition back into normal life will not be so bad, and your separation anxiety will lessen.

Open Up to Your Partner

If you feel like you cannot have a meal by yourself without feeling sick, without getting to hug your partner when you need emotional support, or any other symptoms, speak out your concerns to them. Talk about what you and your partner can do to fulfill each other’s needs when you are both far away. Come up with a plan to make up for the loss of in-person contact, like texting at certain times of the day or calling each other during your break. As long as you keep each other in mind, your separation anxiety will get easier.

Speak to a Therapist

As we re-enter the post-pandemic world, a lot of people will exhibit some type of nervous energy. However, a major cause of separation anxiety could be something deeper going on with you. There are a lot of therapists who can help you be the best version of yourself. Never be afraid to find one who can help you grow mentally strong as you are away from your partner while at work. If you have the time, add an hour or two of therapy into your routine so that you can get a professional to lead you on the right course.

Make Quality Time With Your Partner

Even though the two of you do not have to be cooped up in the house anymore, it does not mean you have to drop the routine you created while in quarantine. You can still cook together, watch a program together, and continue to find comfort in the familiar. The two of you can also incorporate new things into the routine, such as having breakfast together and finding ways to talk. Do something special when you come home, like chatting about your day or creating a date night. Knowing that you have moments to look forward to with your partner will ease your anxiety and keep your relationship strong.

Separation anxiety can be brutal when you are used to spending every moment with your partner during the pandemic. Going back to the office can lead to anxiety when you are away from your partner. By setting aside quality time together when you come home and on your breaks to ease your anxiety. At Alta Loma, we understand that it will take time to adjust to the changes of a post-pandemic world. We have the tools to treat your anxiety through individualized therapy, a long-term continuum of care, therapeutic recreational activities, and more. Please call (866) 457-3843 for more information.