Relationships During Pandemic Times

By: Carlota Montás, 9th Grade

We all know that this pandemic has been very difficult for all of us, whether it may be in terms of health, education, relationships, stress, among other things that many people have been facing throughout these periods of time. 

Because of social distancing and virtuality, it has been very difficult for people to be united and to share as they used to in the past, and various people have sadly weakened their relationships because of this problem. Now, for others, this has not been a big obstacle, and many have felt that their relationships have become stronger because we have all valued more the people that surround us. 

In this pandemic, people who have separated from individuals that used to be part of their lives, have connected with others since the current situation has brought people together in different ways, including virtual friends, talking with relatives that one did not usually see, being friends with a neighbor, spending more time with important people in their day to day lives, and many other examples that vary depending on the person’s situation. 

Here, you can read about the experience a person had regarding this topic during the pandemic:

“I would say that yes, I have separated from many people during these periods of time. Due to the pandemic, I have not been able to socialize with many of my family and friends. This has made a huge impact on my life as I went from seeing everyone in person, to simply seeing them on a screen. In my point of view, the pandemic has helped me to see the true colors of people. I think that I have separated from many people who did not make any positive impact in my life and who did not contribute anything good to it.” 

“I felt really bad when I separated from many people that were important in my life. At first, I was quite sad and depressed as I thought that these people would always be there for me, but during the pandemic, I realized that they were not. I realized that those people weren’t important. I learned that they were just one chapter in my life that had to close, and it was my turn to start another.” 

“Even though this happened to me, during the pandemic, I have been able to meet more people and learn a lot about them. I think that during these times, many of us have had the opportunity to meet more people and, equally, realize those who do not contribute anything good in our lives. I have also had the opportunity of getting closer to my family members and my friends through social media, video calls, messages, and technology in general.” 

“I felt amazing when I met new people who benefited my life. The truth is that when I met and learned about the lives of new people, I was surprised! I was very happy to know that there were other people who were going through what I was going through, or were simply there to listen to me and help me. I was relieved when I got closer to my family and friends. Before, I had rather complicated relationships with some family and friends, but when I managed to solve all my problems, I felt very relaxed and extremely happy.” 

“I have learned many things with these past situations: First: look at the positive side of things. Don’t just sit around thinking about the negative. Be happy, enjoy your life! Enjoy every day as if it was the last day of your life. Second: Communication is very important. This pandemic has truly taught me the importance of communication because, in my opinion, this is essential to maintain any type of relationship. Third: I also learned how to move on. In life, everything comes to an end, we just have to learn how to move on and change our mindsets.” 

“You will meet a lot of people who mean something to you for a short amount of time, but never forget about the ones who are there forever.” 

At the end of the day, we can see that from every bad thing, something good happens. This pandemic has made us appreciate the things that are truly important in our lives. We have to learn that if something does not benefit us or is making us feel sad, we should remove it from our lives. We need to start living in the present and enjoying every single day because tomorrow is never promised. If we have the opportunity of calling a loved one or spending time with someone special, we should take that chance. Let’s live happily, be positive, be kind towards others, be gentle, be optimistic, and enjoy the little things in life that we usually take for granted.

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