The Covid-19 pandemic is one of the triggers for problems in the family. Then how to solve it? The Covid-19 pandemic is one of the triggers for problems in the family. The Covid-19 pandemic is one of the triggers for problems in the family. If not addressed, this family problem can lead to divorce. According to Clinical and Forensic Psychologist, family problems that arise during a pandemic usually start from unresolved problems.
When there are unfinished problems, such as unfinished homework, plus the burden during a heavy pandemic, the problem will get bigger. Unresolved problems can trigger various other problems in the household, such as anger, violence, to divorce. The National Population and Family Planning Agency survey found 2.5 percent of families vent their anger at home.
Data from the Directorate General of the Religious Courts of the Supreme Court also shows that divorce cases in Java have increased from less than 20 thousand cases in April-May this year, to more than 57,000 cases in June-July. So that problems in the family do not damage the household and lead to divorce, there are several preventive steps that can be taken. Here’s how to deal with family problems during the Covid-19 pandemic.
1. Take good care of yourself
We advise everyone in the family to be able to take good care of themselves such as maintaining sleep and eating patterns. A well-groomed self is better able to control emotions so as to prevent a protracted conflict.
2. Looking for a solution
Discuss the problem with a cool head and find the best solution to solve the problem. Don’t focus on the issue, especially who is at fault. Focus on solutions and improve household harmony.
3. Get some fresh air
Take time to breathe fresh air like in the yard to calm emotions.
4. Joint activities
Find fun activities together to create a sense of comfort and affection. Some activities that can be done such as watching movies, gardening, and exercising together,
5. Provide support
Give support to every family member who has problems so they can get back up