It’s been a good way to focus on what’s important in my life. Personally for me it’s been a good time […] to connect with my two year old and enjoy having time with my husband and parents.
On the flip side it’s highlighted what I’ve missed due to working.
Have enjoyed the time off to renew myself.
I’ve enjoyed a holiday from work as I have never had longer than a week off. Could never afford it.
Home life has not posed any stress in our bubble during lockdown, we have found many things to keep busy and are enjoying our time together.
I’m just worried/depressed that I won’t have a job and be able to help out my family with finances. That’s what’s making me feel worthless because I got laid off. It’s not fair that I’m the youngest and I can’t help out.
The most distressing and stressful thing has been dealing with my job and disputes re hours and pay. It has basically been the whole cause of my angst during lockdown.
Zero income in house. Frustration applying for support on internet. We give up. WINZ [Work and Income NZ] suck. Really suck. It feels like their working life based on trying to find a reason to decline supporting people has left them as the worst place for the public to need to go to for support.
I cry all the time. I’m worried about money and the long term effects of this situation on our household and our finances. I am hanging on by a thread.
I felt really bad not being able to take flowers to the cemetery on the anniversary of my husband’s death.
Very sad because I can’t visit my kids’ grandkids or elderly mother plus a close friend who’s dying of cancer. All are about five hours’ drive away. I get upset at times and cry a lot.
My husband passed away […] I need my kids and family here, but they live out of town, it’s going to be a while and that’s so, so sad.
After lockdown my partner and I will separate!!! Being in lockdown emphasised the difficulties with our relationship. Nonetheless I think that the lockdown was important and necessary and that it saved many NZ lives.
Men that are home on full pay while wife works thinking, yeah it’s holiday time, sleep when they want, do bugger all round home to catch up, drink when should be doing chores that needed doing, not considering […] oh I should cook, give partner that’s working a break—plain annoying.
Definitely finding it hard to help three kids, all at different levels, complete their school work, especially with a toddler running around.
It’s so difficult trying to manage schooling for the kids while also making time to work from home. Very stressful.
Stop using that bloody word “bubble”. God I hate that word to describe home. Hang whoever decided to use it.
This is the closest I’m ever going to get to a zombie apocalypse, and it’s all just so boring. This is not at all what I was expecting.
Dr Simon Chapple is Director and Dr Michael Fletcher is a Senior Research Fellow in the Institute for Governance and Policy Studies in Wellington School of Business and Government at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington, and Dr Kate Prickett is Director of the University's Roy McKenzie Centre for the Study of Families and Children.
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