THERE WILL BE LIGHT

Femina|May 24, 2020

THERE WILL BE LIGHT
The current economic crisis may have hit some couples harder than others. Aishwarya Acharya tells you how to navigate these tumultuous times
Aishwarya Acharya

The coronavirus pandemic has brought the world to a standstill, literally. With the nationwide lockdown affecting almost all businesses, many have suffered a pay cut or lost their jobs. As part of a study on the effect of economic slowdown on employment in India, a survey conducted by the Labour Bureau and Ministry of Labour and Employment in 2008, showed around five lakh jobs were lost from October to December in the same year. While losing a job is tough, especially during an economic slump, surviving the aftermath is tougher. It significantly strains the financial and emotional condition of the household. In case your partner is being laid off or suffering a pay cut, it is paramount to be a pillar of support to him/her and steer the situation, taking charge and working around it. The onus of stepping up and handling it delicately is on you so that your relationship doesn’t take a beating. So, no matter how dark the situation gets or however long the tunnel seems, believe that no crisis is bigger than your relationship.

Read on to know how you can navigate this crisis together.

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May 24, 2020