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Val

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Dear covid-19, I thought you wouldn’t bother me much at first as staying home was something I do most of the time. However, as stricter measures were introduced, I started to lose my jobs. I also thought moving in with my boyfriend wouldn’t be a problem. I thought I can handle his petty family problems. However, it’s been almost 2 months and I have never felt this trapped. Everyone’s words and actions started to affect me badly and I start to overthink. His family don't allow me to dress a certain way, I have to keep quiet and nod my head when a comment is directed at me. I have to be the good and quiet girl next door. I just feel like I can’t stand up for myself. Neither is my boyfriend standing up for me. I am put down. The darkness in me is growing rapidly and I don’t feel myself again. I’m so so so affected.