Q Auntie Pearl, I am 18 years old and I miss my boyfriend.
I haven’t seen him in person since the lockdown started because my parents won’t allow it.
We call and chat, but yoh, when is this lockdown going to end?
What if he meets another girl while I wait like kiepie for him?
A Hi hartjie, ja nee Auntie can only imagine this lockdown must be really tough on young love and new relationships.
Shame gesiggie. It sounds like you and your berk are really yearning for mekaar.
Rest assured, you are not the only one who’s missing their berk or their stukkie or the love of their life and can’t see them; and more than anything, EVERYONE wants the lockdown to end.
This isn’t a jol for anyone, and throwing a pity party for one isn’t going to make it any better, nuh.
Now sweetie pie, this is a difficult situation you are in – it sounds like you are living under your parents’ roof still, and that they pay your way and support you, which means you kinda have to stick to their rules.
The other way of looking at it is that you are 18 years old and can actually make your own decisions.
Something that now comes and goois a spanner in the works is this stupid bleddie Coronavirus.
Because your parents are right though – if you see him it means there’s an extra chance that you can be exposed to the virus, and then bring it home with you, thus exposing your parents to it.
If they are over 60 or older, that means they are at high risk.
If they are smokers, or have any other illnesses, like diabetes, heart problems or asthma, the chances of catching Covid-19 and not recovering from it just get
bigger and bigger.
So it may not seem like it, but they are trying to protect you and themselves.
That being said, dinge is now a kleine bietjie relaxed as we are now on Lockdown Level 3 mos, so why not have a sit down and talk with them?
Ask them whether you can see your berk, and that you will take all the necessary precautions like masking up, washing your hands, disinfecting alles when you get back home and so on.
This is to protect you, your berk as well as your parents.
We should slowly start getting back to doing some of the things we used to do, we just need to be extra careful about it, hartjie.
So if Auntie were you, Auntie would choose a good time, and ask them if you can have a little chat about these things.
Tell them you know they are just protecting you and themselves, but you are old enough to know how to protect yourself from the virus.
That being said, if your outjie is dof enough to use this lockdown or the fact that you two can’t see each other to score with another girl, then he is the kiepie NOT you!
And then he was never good enough for you in any case and the relationship was doomed from the start – lockdown or not!