There have been a few friends whose stories I’ve been hearing that are heartbreaking. For some, loved ones have passed away due to the Coronavirus. Some others lost loved ones due to complications. even though the deceased hadn’t tested positive to it. Those that are living alone in their homes are lonely with little human contact. While others are having difficulty because they’re home with their spouses and family.
Everybody’s situation is different, but what all have in common is the difficulty in being under this quarantine and dealing with each individual situation of isolation and managing the stressors. And it isn’t easy, no matter what the situation is.
So that’s when gratitude has to come into play and also reaching out to make sure that friends are making it through these stressful times. I have found that by reaching out, it makes a difference. It helps me to put my life in perspective and it also hopefully helps other people.
Lately, I have been so thankful that the divorce was years ago and that I am safely home with my kids without the ex’s negative energy. I have a friend who is dealing with newfound knowledge of a cheating spouse. The stress of having to stay under quarantine together as a family reminds me of the months the ex was here and nobody knew that he had chosen to leave the marriage. We pretended until the school year was established for the kids since they had changed schools. It was awful and while it wasn’t during the quarantine, I felt trapped. I can’t even begin to imagine how trapped it must feel under these stressful conditions. My heart goes out to those who are in bad situations right now.
Anyway, I’m just checking in with you to see if you’re doing ok. If you need a friend, I’m here. Just email me or comment below.