Tensions in relationships are on the rise in South Africa as the economy in our country is on the brink of collapse and load shedding is looming in the shadows. It is bad enough that severe restrictions have been placed on us due to COVID-19 where our constitutional rights are been breached on a daily basis as ministers continue to make bad and irrational decisions but now we have load shedding in the coming weeks which will put the final nail in the coffin.
These challenges are having a huge negative impact on our relationships and marriages as the stresses of trying to support our families is reaching frightening proportions.
As income earners of households, we feel vulnerable and helpless in the hands of the government and yet often there is a tendency to lash out at those we love most.
So what chance do our relationships have to survive this next onslaught in our economy?
I will leave that up to you to decide!
If your relationship is in trouble we are here to help you.
Author – Benita Ardenbaum