COVID-19 Has Turned My Life Upside Down

Dear Sara,

My fiance and I have been engaged for two years. We decided to live together so we could save up for a house. We are both now laid off because of the COVID 19 virus. When we were working we were very busy and had an active social life with friends. We hug out at out favorite spot and played volleyball. We are now stuck at home for the most part. She monopolizes the TV and even though I like to read the TV is distracting. She is constantly telling me what to do and I have had too much togetherness but now is not a good time to move out. I am beginning to wonder if I want to marry her. Is this a sign we were not meant to be together?
-Jackson


Dear Jackson,

These are unusual times and we all have had to adjust. You both are under a great deal of stress. Maybe you could have a heart to heart talk with your fiance and let her know how you are feeling. Isn’t there a way that you can connect with your friends on line and socialize with them that way. It’s not the same as in person but you will at least have some connection. Maybe your fiance would consent to using head phones so that you could have some reading time. TV and computers have separated us socially for some time now. Bring out the board games and playing cards and see if you can entertain each other that way. This could be the test to see if you are truly meant for each other. I hope the good things outweigh the aggravations.
-Sara

One Reply to “COVID-19 Has Turned My Life Upside Down”

  1. Your relation is being tested. Marriage is no different. My marriage has had it’s up’s and down’s. Now that my wife and I have been married for 20+ years, I could not ask for a better understanding wife while we have been raising 2 boys. One is in college and 1 is a senior in high school. We know our marriage is rock solid but not without it’s bumps and bruises. Hang in there, these are unprecedented times we are living. Most marriages and relationships have their up’s and downs. Please do not give up. Good luck and stay positive the best way you know how.

    Scott in Appleton WI

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