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Janki Hemani

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Janki Hemani

Abstract


Breakdown During Lockdown

Breakdown During Lockdown

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Since the lockdown, Reema was trying very hard to finish all the household chores despite the excruciating back pain that she had been experiencing for the last couple of months. When she was about to sit, her 2-year-old son Vivek started screaming. She was too tired to pacify him so she let him cry. After a minute, her husband Mihir entered the room and consoled Vivek. After Vivek slept, Mihir asked Reema "Why didn't you calm the baby? I had to leave my work and take care of him. Can't you take care of a child?"

Reema couldn't take it anymore. She started screaming at Mihir and blamed him for ruining his life. She even told him to divorce her if he was so upset with her. Mihir was shocked. His phone rang and he went back to work. After a few minutes, Reema realized that her life was falling apart. What she thought was a happy home was just a place where she was supposed to do a good job as a wife and as a mother. After the lockdown due to coronavirus, she barely got time to even play with her son. While everyone was posting videos online about family time, Reema's life was falling apart. But this situation made her think about the unhappiness she felt in her own home.


Later that day, Mihir baked a cake for Reema. He surprised her with the cake. Vivek was also excited as he assisted in the cake preparation. Mihir hugged Reema and said to her "I am sorry for not realizing how lonely you felt while I was busy traveling for work. I am sorry for many things. But I am not sorry for being married to you. The lockdown will be over soon. Once this is over, we will have a nice dinner. I just want you to know that we shall overcome the difficulties. We are in this together and I am not letting you go."

Reema was relieved. She thanked God for giving her a family that loved her and accepted her as she was.

Sometimes we all just need a few words of encouragement to get through a bad situation. How are you all supporting your families during this lockdown? Please share your thoughts in the comments below. If you enjoy my blogs then please like, share, comment, and follow me.


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