Relationship in lockdown

Flourishing or crumbling?


This pandemic not only devastated the global financial market and medical systems in many countries, but also had a profound social cultural impact.


Couples/families have to physically isolate themselves from social circles and spend more time together during the lockdown, which in many cases exacerbated marital and relationship problems. The divorce filings in China have surged since March 2020 after mandatory self-quarantine measures were lifted.


There are also families who are thriving at the same time, enjoying the family bonding and becoming stronger as a team. These are the families who take social isolation as a perfect time for self connection, who disassociate themselves from the material outer world and focus within, who know the ultimate power to create is within themselves, who understand that they are responsible for their own happiness, and who are capable of seeing the silver lining in tough situations.