The housewife used to complain every day that you come so late from the office, even after coming home, you are on your mobile. You don’t care about the kids and neither do you. What is happening in the house, how are all the things being managed, where do you have time to know all this? If the wife is also working, then the husband feels that he has no time for me. Everyone sits together in the evening and talks over tea, listens to the partner, but my wife spends the whole day in work, work and work. Don’t know how much work they have? Neither the husband was able to understand the struggle of the wife nor the wife was able to understand the compulsions of the husband. In the lockdown, when both stayed together in the house for a long time, the misunderstandings of married life were removed and mutual relations became stronger.
Husband understood my hard work: There was fear of Corona, there was fear outside, but relations were breathing new in the boundary wall of the house. Emotions, which were buried somewhere in the hustle and bustle of life, were coming out and telling their condition. Husband and wife were making decisions together and future possibilities were being discussed. Kavinder and Ritu Aggarwal’s love had changed in the relationship, but in the process of raising facilities for the children, the love was lost somewhere and what was left was only an attempt to fulfill the responsibilities of the household. Both did not get a chance to sit together and speak for themselves. When both of them came home, Ritu would look at the kitchen with her dupatta in her waist and Kavendra would get busy with the children. It was not that there was any estrangement or annoyance, but there was a lack of calmness to speak two words. When the lockdown started, there was a fear of missing work at first, but then there was the experience of working from home and running the household while staying at home with work, which was pleasant. Ritu says, We had never talked so much before sitting together for a long time. The housework increased a lot in the lockdown, but poets would come to me and help in everything. Even praising my hard work. He was very happy staying at home. We sat together for many hours and talked which we were not able to do till today. Every moment his support increased his value in my eyes even more.
Increased trust in son The period of Kovid was very painful, but the family worked to strengthen the system. When someone in the family got corona, other members got upset, working day and night to save their loved one, the relationship was planted for all ages. Abhay, 25, used to get up late every morning. The mother kept screaming, but she kept changing her side on the bed in her room, but when the father got fever, he immediately persuaded the father for a test and took him to the hospital and showed it to the doctor. If he was admitted, he would wake up every morning at six o’clock and call his father and know his condition. Tells mother that Papa is fine and gets ready by 10 o’clock and goes to the hospital. He gladly took up the responsibility of arranging for the father from plasma donor to remdesivir injection. Not only this, His concern for his father was clearly visible. Seeing the son being accused of being irresponsible all the time, the mother was ecstatic to see the son being devoted to the service of the father and on the other hand the father was confident that the son would take him home. Eventually the father recovered, came home and took pride in patting his son on the back. He understood that I used to call it careless, but how sensible my son turned out to be. That is the beauty of relationships. Abhay’s mother Kanika Rawat says that we were stunned to see this form of the son. We had never seen him so devoted before. Now there is unwavering trust in our relationship. He is also quite confident of winning the trust of me and his father. But how intelligent my son turned out. That is the beauty of relationships. Abhay’s mother Kanika Rawat says that we were stunned to see this form of the son. We had never seen him so devoted before. Now there is unwavering trust in our relationship. He is also quite confident of winning the trust of me and his father. But how intelligent my son turned out. That is the beauty of relationships. Abhay’s mother Kanika Rawat says that we were stunned to see this form of the son. We had never seen him so devoted before. Now there is unwavering trust in our relationship. He is also quite confident of winning the trust of me and his father.
The family took the right decisions: The family members of Dr. Tanvi Sood, Associate Consultant of Apollo Hospitals, Bangalore, were suffering from corona one after the other. One sister was negative. He took care of everyone. The truth is that when everyone in the house falls ill, then the family’s courage and positivity show the right path. Dr. Tanvi says, the parents stayed in the hospital for two weeks. I was also having trouble breathing. Was in bed, but we all handled each other by staying connected on the phone. Even after living in a house, we all could meet only when we got negative. We are all professionals in the family. When there is a problem, we find a solution for it. Our focus was on the health of the parents. finding plasma donor everyday, Constantly talking to the doctor. We remained strong and positive even during that time. We never thought what happened? Why did it happen? Why did this happen to us? We were wondering what the next step was to take. How to get out of this thing. For us it was like a blessing that everything went well. So didn’t think about it further. It took a month for everything to go well. We were positive and the family was united. So keep taking the right decisions.
Corona changed priorities: In the joint family of social activist Palka Grover, seven people got corona, the four who were left took care of them all. Corona reminded them how important family is. Being with family gives us strength emotionally and mentally. Palka says if we are not together then how will we get out of this trouble? The family members got places in different hospitals due to which there was a lot of running away. Someone found oxygen beds in the hospital at two o’clock in the night. Somebody arranged for oxygen concentrator in the house. Some took over the work of medicines and some took care of food and drink. Earlier people did not want to take the responsibility of the elders of the house, but now they want to live with the family. Corona changed the priorities of our life.
Shared everything with mother: Model Aarti Vij told that she was in Doha (Qatar) for six years and was a member of the international cabin crew. This year before the lockdown, I came to India. When I came to India after so many years, I got time to spend time with my mother. I could not take them out, but staying together I shared everything with them. Share your feelings along with the video call with those who did not get time to meet with them.
Talked about fitness : Hina Koranga fitness instructor told that when I stayed at home, I tried to know myself about myself. When I started doing meditation, I became a little spiritual. My mother does yoga regularly. Whenever we would sit together, we would talk about fitness and healthy eating. Mother was also ready to learn and teach.
Learned and taught: Anubha Davar, makeup artist said that I have been in the makeover field for 15 years. I have done more than a thousand seminars on makeup. When Papa got corona infection, our family got united. We stayed together for a long time. Learned many things from this. I learned cooking from my mother and taught my mother skin care. Sister-in-law also learned to do makeup. During this time I also got a chance to do research on my work.
Worked on my own skills: Actress Geetika Mehndru told that ever since I came to Mumbai, I could only go home for two-four days. Leaving Mumbai used to be difficult, as there were auditions and projects that we could not miss, but during this time I got a long time to be with family. Spoke to mother a lot. To hone my skills, I took language and dance classes.
Work-life balance was tough: Marching Sheep’s founder and managing partner, Sonika Aaron , explained that having work from home made work at home a lot more difficult. The distinction between home and office is gone. Clients sometimes hold meetings even at seven-eight in the evening. I think earlier we had a regular routine in which we used to spend time with family in morning and evening, due to which companies which are giving benefits to employees by making policies for work life balance, due to that we got enough time with family. Certainly, the bonding grew in the husband and wife who did household chores together.