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Half of NJ Couples Feeling Strained Under Quarantine

Half of NJ Couples Feeling Strained Under Quarantine

While our state stays home to flatten the curve, social distancing is taking a toll on romance. A new survey from GearHungry.com reveals that more than half of New Jersey couples are feeling the tension while trapped at home.

The survey, which polled 3,000 workers across the US, sought to investigate how quarantine is affecting Americans’ personal lives. In New Jersey, 53% said that being stuck at home 24/7 is already straining their romantic relationships.

On average, 8 days is the longest Americans feel they can spend around their partner day-and-night before things get tense. Rhode Islanders lead the pack, with 78% saying they’re losing patience being locked at home with their significant others.

It’s hard to blame anyone for getting restless; under already-stressful circumstances, humans just aren’t meant to spend weeks on end with the same people non-stop. Compounding the problem, 18% of New Jerseyans say there just isn’t enough room in their home for both partners to work comfortably.

Still, it’s not too late to make the most of being cooped up together. About 15% of respondents said they don’t get dressed in the morning, and 1 in 3 say they don’t bathe every day. A little grooming can go a long way!

GearHungry.com also suggested that couples relieve some stress by pursuing hobbies together. Doing some light daily exercise—and trying something new together, like cooking—could take the edge off and rekindle some romance.

On the bright side, 79% of Americans say they’re talking with their family more now than ever before. Roughly 33% also say they’re actually more productive at home than they were at their workplace.

For more on this story, read the whole survey on GearHungry.com.

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Bridget McAllister

Born and raised in Scotch Plains, Bridget McAllister studied Television, Radio & Film at Syracuse University before returning to New Jersey in 2019. With a passion for multimedia production and a background in nonfiction and journalism, she loves learning more about all that goes on in her home state. In her spare time, she enjoys drawing, painting, and writing for pleasure.

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