The coronavirus is on everyone’s mind right now. Every day, you see reports in the news. People talk about it on the radio. It has totally overtaken global sports events, and that makes it a topic of discussion and concern as well. Businesses are learning how to operate remotely to handle the effects of coronavirus. But with all these specifics on the news, what can you say about a few general ways that the coronavirus can affect your life?
Start by splitting it up into four broad categories. First, the virus can affect you socially. Even the phrase’ social distance’ has that concept built into it. Then, it can also affect you legally. There are going to be lots of coronavirus lawsuits coming up. Next, there is psychological damage that this change in behavior is causing around the world. And as the last idea, the coronavirus can change your primary relationship. If you live with your partner, it can make you feel closer than you want. If you don’t live with your partner, it can keep you apart.
Right now, much of the world is under direction to socially distance themselves from each other. This is such a drastic change in many people’s lives that it is bound to have affected you personally one way or another. Depending on if you are a classic introvert or a classic extrovert, the social distancing may affect you more or less, but as a society, it’s incredible how much the threat of sickness has changed day-to-day life.
Then there is the legal aspect that is looming. Soon, there will be coronavirus lawsuits that have to be settled. It is very likely that these will be conflicts between people and their employers or on the reverse of that, employers and their employees. Legally, there is no precedent for this kind of economic shutdown. Expectations are going to vary widely as to who is responsible for what in the employee to employer relationship.
The next matter of concern is the psychology of the coronavirus. It is very difficult to live in fear constantly. It is not healthy for people’s psyche. If you have found that you are becoming depressed because of coronavirus, then you are not alone. This is actually a commonly reported phenomenon as time stretches on with our stay at home orders.
Concerning Your Primary Relationship
And finally, the virus is putting an incredible strain on primary relationships. In other words, are you and your partner getting along differently with the threat of the virus all around your lives? Are you spending more time with each other than you want? Or, is the virus keeping you physically apart if you didn’t live with your partner before the illness hit? These are essential questions to consider for yourself and the people around you.