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My partner hasn’t been feeling well over the last couple days. Nothing severe, just slight malaise and fatigue. She told me she had contact with someone who was Covid positive but she’s in healthcare so that isn’t anything new. She was prepared. Today she was sent home from work and told to quarantine but has insisted on getting hugs and even coughed on me during one. We’ve been together for a LONG time. This is a pattern for when she gets sick but with possible Covid I expected more precaution

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Best argument: if you’re both sick, who is going to take care of her? One of you needs to be healthy.

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^this exactly^ - you can run out and get food, medicine, take her to doctor if she gets bad, etc. And while it’s true, saying “you’re a selfish asshole if you think it’s okay even for one second to risk infecting me” won’t go over well. Maybe there is a nicer way to say it, but it’s not coming to me right now.

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When my SO was working the ICU he lived on the other side of the house from March until June. Not worth infecting someone you care about.

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This isn’t really a question but anyone else encounter this? We just got in a fight about it because she said there was nothing she could do to keep me from getting it so why try. She claims this is me making it about myself. Writing it all out, this sounds pretty fucked up. Otherwise all is normal

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I’d be really annoyed as well. My husband is recovering from a cold, but anytime he coughed, I’d give him the death stare and ask when he last took medicine. Of course I love him and care for him but I’m not down with getting sick if I can avoid it

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Another argument: there are lots of examples of people in the same house that don’t all get COVID just because one person does. Even if it might be likely that you’d get it, it seems like taking precautions not to get it is worthwhile given that it’s possible to not contract it in the same house.

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My SO is an elementary school teacher (in person) and I wfh so I have very little outside contact. We both have made the sacrifice of social distancing/living on separate floors since neither of us wants to unknowingly catch it then spread it with the potential to take each other down. If I catch it at the grocery store or running errands the risk to infect my SO and then spread it through the school and all those families is just too large of a risk to be irresponsible. It’s been hard and will continue to be hard but we do it because we care about each other and our community.

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Thank you for this. I wish everyone were as responsible.

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My step dad tested positive and my mom tested negative. They are quarantining in the same house but different floors both wearing masks. It’s possible you won’t get it so why would she risk giving it to you??

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