Since we are already in the computer age, I have never imagined experiencing a global health crisis. After all, pharmaceutical companies always boast about their newly invented drugs that can help with this or that disease. There is also a vaccine for almost everything, which boosts your immunity against illnesses. So, the fact that a coronavirus has already taken so many lives has shocked me.
Once I have gotten over the surprise, though, I realize that the pandemic is a good way to test your relationship with others as it allows you to know the following:
Who Is Willing To Help You At Any Cost?
Even though most people have gone into quarantine because of the coronavirus outbreak, we can still buy food and other supplies. However, many are immunocompromised, and so they tend to fear going out. Others are required to do self-isolation, especially if they have arrived from a country with known COVID-19 cases.
Whichever situation you find yourself in, you need help from your friends and family to obtain your essentials. Giving you a call is not enough at this point. You don’t have to greet each other and risk the virus spread, but they can drop the supplies you need by the steps or front door. If anyone does that, then you know that you are genuinely cared for.
Who Does Not Mind Putting You In Danger?
I initially found it sweet that Kristen Bell and her kids danced in front of her husband Dax Shepard’s window when he was self-isolating after an overseas trip. But the more I think about it now, the more I see that the husband is equally sweet for not insisting on isolating with his family. Instead, he stayed by himself for 14 days and waited to get cleared by the health officials before coming home.
On the other hand, some insensitive members of the family do not care whether they may have COVID-19. Everyone knows where they have come from and that they shouldn’t be leaving their house, but you find them knocking at your door. That’s a sign for you to start reevaluating your relationship with them because your safety does not concern them.
Who Will Turn Their Back On You?
There is no doubt about the infectiousness of the disease; that’s why it’s part of the protocol to take the patients in secured hospital rooms. But a lot of coronavirus carriers feel afraid of talking about their struggle in public because friends or acquaintances might turn their back on them even after they survive from it.
Considering you end up testing positive with COVID-19, you should stop feeling scared of opening up about your health struggles. After all, that’s when you can figure out who you matter and don’t matter to. Those who care for you will never run away and treat you like an infectious person, especially when you are already coronavirus-free. Only your narrow-minded friends will think of doing that.
The pandemic is not only deadly but also harsh for various relationships that you may have. Some families have become closer than ever; others have already burned bridges due to the thoughtless antics of their friends and relatives.
This reality is saddening, all right, but it still has upsides. For one, you get to find out who will stay on your side or hide from you in the darkest time of your life. You also know who will stop at nothing to help you in their own way. Though you may lose a few individuals along the way, you will be able to keep the ones who genuinely love you. That’s what matters.