Family relationships in the pandemic
Can the pandemic be beneficial for family relationships?
Although some individuals want to be alone for the rest of their lives, there are not a lot of people who feel that way. Humans are herd animals and we are not developed for life in solitude.
Family relationship, author: Tereza Nawrocká, 2021
Almost everybody has a family that they live with. The kids are going to school, parents to work, after school we could also have sports practices and we didn't really get the time to spend a lot of moments together. Only at weekends were we free to spend time with them. But even then, for example, I didn’t have free weekends to hang out with those, who are closest to me as I was always training or at competitions across the country.
And suddenly, the Covid-19 started spreading quickly and the Pandemic started, with strict measures, forced isolation and closure within the family. It really did and still does test our relationships.
It has been proven that a lot more couples broke up during the pandemic, because many people used work as an escape from the relationship, maybe even having affairs and then returning to the family. But with everything closed, and all of us at home, this had to end which is why so many people went their separate ways during this fearful time.
While quarantining, I figured out that when everything opens again, I have to be with my family more, because family is something very important. It is something you can count on and share your problems with. It is something that is supportive and unconditionally loves you for who you are. For me, everything bad can be good for something.
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