Staying Healthy When Your Live-In Partner Is Sick

December 6, 2018  |  
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So your live-in boyfriend or spouse is sick. How will you possibly get out of this without coming down with something yourself? Here you have been, taking your vitamin C, avoiding other sick people, and being so careful, but your partner with whom you share a bed comes home sick. It can feel like all of your stay-well efforts go out the window. You can avoid that sniffling coworker at the office but you can’t really avoid your honey with whom you cohabitate. Is it possible to escape his virus when you live in such close quarters? It is, but you have to be very, very careful. In fact, nearly every year like clockwork either I get the flu, or my partner does. And then we play the game of keeping the other one healthy. We have managed in most cases to make it work. You aren’t doomed to sickness just because your partner is in the other room, hacking up mucus. Here is how to stay healthy when your live-in partner is sick.

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Don’t let him cook

Don’t let your sick partner into the kitchen. He should not be touching food, stove knobs, refrigerator handles, and serving utensils. He shouldn’t be breathing his germs in the kitchen. The kitchen is a no-go zone for your sick partner. You can make him food, and bring it into the room to which he is quarantined.

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