They say we're going to experience both a baby boom and a spike in divorce cases when all of this is over. The future baby-makers are using the downtime to master the art of Tantra and swing from the chandeliers. The future divorcees are counting down the days until they can finally be free.
he rest of us aren't sure which group we're in yet, which is why we've been giving our significant others extra leeway in recent weeks.
We try not to say anything when our beloved thousand-yard stares into the fridge for a full 10 minutes or performs penitential circuits of the garden until it starts to get dark.
We don't mention the towels on the ground or the empty bottles in the fridge or the tracksuit bottoms that really should go into the wash.
Having the capacity to live and work (relatively) harmoniously in the same space is important and we've been led to believe that it will give our relationship the best possible chance of survival.
The truth, however, is that being cooped up in close quarters is not the relationship threat that we should be worrying about. What's far more important (and far less discussed) is our capacity to see eye to eye in matters that can sometimes seem beyond us.
We're often told opposites attract, but that's not always true. For the most part, couples have to share core values like political partisanship, religious compatibility and whether to join the queue or (smugly) sit it out before boarding a flight.
They need to know where they stand on key issues like kids, cats and Michael Bublé. And they need to know how they respond to a crisis - specifically a global pandemic.
We've come together as a nation by staying apart in recent weeks, but it's worth considering the couples who are growing apart while living together.
The first impasse concerned the level of threat that coronavirus represented. Some were worried the moment they read the news coming out of Wuhan, while others clung to the 'it's just a flu' rhetoric until the bitter end. It was hard enough listening to these people on social media - imagine living with one of them?
The next challenge arrived when social distancing was a choice rather than a rule. Some couples were on the same page from the get-go, others couldn't see eye to eye. One person still wanted to go to pubs, clubs and restaurants, while the other wanted to stay at home watching the news and stocking the pantry.
Relationship dynamics changed once more when social distancing became a rule rather than a choice. Again, some couples were on the exact same page. They embraced their inner survivalist and raced to the supermarket. They plundered the canned food aisle as comrades of war while blithely ignoring the maniacal glint creeping into one another's eyes. Lock and load, captain!
Yet other couples struggled to align their military strategy. They argued over chickpeas (do we really need 24 cans?); toilet paper (you're not serious...) and whether or not to invest in a chest freezer.
Even today, with stricter measures enforced by the Government, some couples are still at loggerheads. One wants to order takeaway pizza, while the other won't let potentially contaminated cardboard near the house. One wants to dawdle around the supermarket aisles perusing the pesto selection, while the other insists on an in-and-out surgical strike.
Many of us are seeing the best sides of our partners during this time. A cup of tea in the morning has never felt more considerate. A gentle hand on the shoulder has never felt more reassuring.
Yet others have seen another side. They've witnessed their partner's overwhelming capacity for denial, their selfishness, their shortsightedness...
They say relationships are all about negotiation, but this feels bigger than that. As morbid as it sounds, we will reach a point, in the not too distant future, when some of us won't be able to forgive the choices that our partners made in the early days of this crisis.
The relationship advice that's being circulated these days seems to focus solely on the challenges of living under lockdown, but perhaps we should give more thought to our pandemic preparedness - and how closely aligned it is with our significant other.
After all, living in the same space is a challenge but reading from the same page during a crisis is a make-or-break ultimatum.