The secrets of couples thriving right now in the pandemic

Couple going to vacation

Before the pandemic, S. Nicole Lane said that much of her time with her boyfriend was spent going out, dancing and drinking.”We both work pretty demanding jobs, so our days off were spent in a whirlwind,” she said. “I think many of our fights and arguments were fueled by alcohol.

“During pandemic lockdown earlier this year, the Chicago couple started hiking together, often covering as many as 20 miles in a single day on the trails. “I don’t think we went into hiking saying, ‘This will help our relationship,’ but it’s really brought us a lot closer and more comfortable with one another,” she said.