Less than a week into the second phase of our Coronavirus lockdown, my friend told me something confusing. He said that if love and a relationship can survive this coronavirus lockdown, it will survive anything. I didn’t even know how to react to that. Why would having to be alone with somebody you’re in a relationship with; at this time be the reason why you have issues?
If you like somebody and then love them enough to be in a relationship with them; shouldn’t it mean that you always want to spend quality time with them? I said as much to him and Mr Wise Man replied saying; “Quality starts to lose its taste when consumed in excess.”
Basically, what he said is that too much of everything, albeit desirable, is bad for anybody.
Not long after we had this coronavirus lockdown conversation, it was as if my eyes opened and I started noticing things. I started seeing coded posts on social media where people were praying to be free from their homes; because they were tired of seeing the same face every day. I don’t even want to discuss the viral video that showed a woman running away from her husband. Why? Because she could not handle any more sex.
The worst of them all? It is that of people asking for help and trying to escape their abusive partners. The photos! Chai! Thankfully, some foundations catering to people caught in domestic violence/abuse launched a campaign to assist such people to safety. Imagine being stuck at home with your abuser and people will be thinking that you’re having a good time.
The kind of evil that this coronavirus lockdown has unlocked ehn? Na wa!
When other countries were shutting down to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus; we were laughing and making jokes about how it will be nice to be quarantined with Bae. Now the time has come and it’s like love is turning upside down almost everywhere.
So, what happened? Is it that it was not genuine before or it is see-finish that has already entered the matter?
A tweet warned wives to be careful about any female lesson teacher their spouses would employ. It claimed that men are starting to employ their side chicks as lesson teachers for their kids. I’m not saying that it is true. However, the perceived thought behind the tweet just goes to show that; there is something wrong with the fundamentals of what most of us call a relationship in these parts.
What do you think could be going wrong? What would make two people see being together forever as an option?
If you have an answer, please let me know because I am still trying to understand all this.