If your relationship is remaining strong while learning everything about how your partner or roommate works, eats, bathes, virtually works out and talks on the phone-you two deserve your own reality show after all this. Add kids to the mix and you're suddenly finding yourself trying to be both a parent, a teacher, and an entire class of peers and you're probably going to need to make yourself a stiff noon cocktail.
Finding some alone time is important for any relationship or family dynamic, but things get pretty complicated when you're forced to find that alone time while in the same space for an indefinite amount of time. Didn't know you married someone who is somehow still rolling in late to the Zoom meeting with an iced coffee and a snack? Feel like you've fully lost control over your kids and now they just rule the household while mocking you for not understanding their fourth grade math homework? Don't worry, you're not alone.