I am not the most open-minded guy you will ever find, but I am trying.
- Having to share a lockdown with a new girlfriend for eighteen months really tests a relationship.
In this case I found that after all the bickering was over, we really loved each other and wanted to be in each others lives. After that I tried to become more open minded and include myself in different parts of her life. She is very much into yoga, and that was something I always scoffed at doing before but now I wanted to try it. For someone like me it takes some getting used to, and yoga poses can feel silly at first. My girlfriend suggested that I try doing some yoga alone, to see if it made me feel less silly if no one was watching. She put one of her regular yoga classes on the TV and left the room so I could spend an hour finding out if I liked it. Although I did indeed feel silly at first, once my muscles relaxed and my body opened up, I felt myself enjoying the various yoga poses. By the end of the yoga session I felt drained, and yet rejuvenated, and I told my girlfriend I would start doing yoga with her regularly. She is really happy that I am sharing her interest in yoga, but it also means she thinks she can convince me to stop eating meat. Yoga is one thing, but giving up cheeseburgers is not something I think I can deal with!