For a month now, we’ve been seeing tons of “I miss you” messages on our news feed—especially among lovers. That, plus photos coupled with the caption ‘Love in the Time of Corona’. If you’re one of them, we feel you! The separation anxiety is as real as it gets, which is why we rounded up ways to help you go the distance.
1. Work on improving yourself.
Take this time to be the better version of yourself. It could be as simple as meditating, or reading self-help books. You see, bettering yourself will help you be more rooted and independent. Ultimately, it will help your relationship thrive as well.
2. Manage expectations.
Being away from each other can be really tough, so you have to be on the same page. Tbh, the last thing we all need is an LQ, so schedule video chats ahead of time, stick with it, and respect each other’s need for time alone.
3. Send audio clips.
Now, this might sound cheesy, but trust us—it will surely put a smile on your [insert endearment here]’s face. Right after waking up, send a sweet voice clip to help brighten up his or her day. You can also do this nightly, making him or her your last thought before you go to bed.
4. Create a list of things to look forward to.
If you really think about it, each day spent apart brings you a day closer to finally seeing each other again, so hold onto that. For the meantime, make a list of things you are most excited to do after the ECQ. By the time all this is over, you can tick them off one by one—together.
5. Watch movies together.
With everyone stuck at home, longing for a sense of normalcy with your beau doesn’t have to be such a bad thing. To give you even a little bit of relief, iWant is offering over a thousand Pinoy titles you can watch for FREE—including your fave romantic films that will surely sweep you off your feet!
We don’t know about you but we’re totally missing #EchoTin, Jericho Rosales and Kristine Hermosa’s classic loveteam! If you want to relive those 2002 vibes, catch them as Anton and Marian in Forevermore!
Diary ng Panget
Jadine fans, rejoice—Diary ng Panget is on iWant! Here, Nadine Lustre plays the role of the Eya, an ambitious student who gets a job as a personal maid to the ‘ang-pogi-mo-sana-pero-ang-yabang-mo’ Cross (James Reid). If you need something to boost your mood, this one’s for you!
Love You To the Stars and Back
Love You To the Stars and Back is a romantic comedy film written and directed by THE Antoinette Jadaone. Starring Julia Barretto and Joshua Garcia as Mika and Caloy, the two find themselves stuck on a road trip together—to search for aliens.
Meet Me in St. Gallen
This film follows the story of Celeste (Bella Padilla) and Jesse (Carlo Aquino), strangers who have decided to go their own ways, only to end up meeting again in St. Gallen, Switzerland. Thanks to its tasteful narrative and the couple’s undeniable chemistry, this movie will surely tug at your heartstrings.
Crazy Beautiful You
Admit it—this summer won’t be complete without satisfying our KathNiel fix! Here, Kathryn plays the role of Jackie, a rebellious young lady left with no choice but to accompany her mom on a medical mission in Tarlac. There, she meets and falls for Kiko (Daniel Padilla), a simple guy who shows her how to have a different kind of zest for life.
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The thing is, as much as it pains you to be apart right now, staying home is what will keep the both of you safe. Just hang on, have faith, and take this opportunity to grow. It will get better.