‘The 21 days of lockdown with my boyfriend that turned into 90 days’

Couple spending lockdown together. (Photo: Getty Images)
Couple spending lockdown together. (Photo: Getty Images)

While many weren’t able to be with their partners due to lockdown, this lady in particular took advantage of the regulations.

This is her story

“I’ve been in an on-and-off relationship with the same guy for about three years. However, towards the end of last year we decided to resolve our issues and commit to one another.

Unfortunately, I’d be moving back home the following year as it was my last year in varsity. Although we’d only be 50km apart, seeing each other would be complicated as none of my family members know that I’m in a relationship.

So, the beginning of this year was the start of our long-distance relationship. But things got even worse when I moved a further 70km away. Yet we tried to make things work.

Before lockdown started, he’d visited me once and we were making plans for his next visit. But then Covid-19 happened and just two days before the national lockdown was implemented, we were going back and forth about him coming to quarantine with me – and he did.

Soon 21 days became 90!

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‘Living together’ was slightly scary but definitely something I’d do over again. We both got to see a different side of each other and that brought us closer. Although he does like to negotiate every single thing, he’s not as stingy as I thought. And he says I’m much messier than I used to show.

Being with each other every moment of each day definitely caused us to annoy the living crap out of each other, but every day was honestly a great day. This was the longest we’ve ever been together, and we definitely tried to take good care of each other.

Previously I’d never seen a future with him, but these 90 days certainly gave me an idea of what it would be like and I liked it. I’ve always known he was a good man but the time we had together definitely made me fall for him all over again.

Couple looking out their window
Couple looking out their window. (Photo: Getty Images)

He would always wash the dishes, constantly tried to tidy up after my mess but most importantly he’s always ensure that I was okay. 

As the lockdown restrictions were eased and companies reopened, he had to go back to work and as a result he’s gone back to where he stays.

I miss being able to hug and kiss him at any time I felt like it, but I can only hope we’ll see each other a lot sooner than we think.”

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