A “StayHomeStaySafe Connecting = Anti-Social Distancing” Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

don't talk anymore

The pandemic has changed so many aspects of what was our “everyday lives.” One of the most dramatically affected things has been our relationships.

Ironically, that was an area where “distancing” was, in many cases, the norm and now, the compulsary connecting is something alien to a marriage or long term committed relationship. Communication gaps are now being bridged, and not necessarily by mutual consent or participation. There’s an old saying that probably describes what is happening a lot today – familiarity breeds contempt.

And, I may be going out on a limb here, but I think that there might be a gender bias as to who is doing most of the talking. I’ve seen this Facebook post going around several times:

It’s been such a joy being home with my wife the past three weeks. We’ve caught up on all the things I’ve done wrong the past 30 years.

Don’t hate me. I’m going to play my “stupid man” card here.

https://poetscornerblog.wordpress.com/2015/09/25/a-stupid-man-limerick/

A buddy of mine who is now doing StayHomeStaySafe with his wife offered this advice how to survive that FBC situation –

The secret to avoiding relationship tension
Is apathetic and oblivious prevention.
Don’t pull out your hair.
Better, don’t care….
And, as a rule, also don’t pay attention!

5 Responses to “A “StayHomeStaySafe Connecting = Anti-Social Distancing” Limerick”

  1. I am thinking about taking your advice.

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