MANILA – Bianca Gonzalez shared how four months into quarantine has changed her relationship not just with her husband JC Intal but also with their two daughters Lucia and Carmen.
In a conversation with her good friend Toni Gonzaga, Gonzalez said the most challenging part of this whole lockdown period is the fact that she has to establish some boundaries between work and family time.
“Iba 'yung hirap nung nagte-taping tayo dati sa outside world and iba rin 'yung hirap dito sa bahay. Pinag-usapan na natin 'to na actually ang laking blessing din 'yung hindi ka nasusuong sa traffic. After mo mag-taping, embrace mo agad 'yung anak mo. Meron din siyang unexpected sarap. May pros and cons din talaga,” she said.
At a time like this, Gonzalez said she feels fortunate to still have a job that she loves doing.
“Grateful tayo that we get to do what we do kahit ganitong work from home setup,” she said.
When asked how it is to become a mom during this “new normal era,” Gonzalez said: “Para sa akin, nasa emotional and mental ang pinakamahirap na juggling. Siyempre nanonood tayo ng balita para updated tayo tapos inaayos natin lahat ng kailangan natin sa bahay. Pero at the same time, ayaw natin mapasa 'yung kung ano mang stress or negativity sa anak natin.”
“Kasi they are sensitive to energy. I don’t know if you feel the same way. Pero kapag parang harassed 'yung outlook mo or stressed or negative ka, ramdam nila 'yun,” she added.
With her relationship with Intal, Gonzalez said both of them have already adjusted to being around each other all the time.
“Yung start talaga ng quarantine, doon pinakamahirap. Kasi from living our llives outside, biglang one, two weeks nasa bahay lang na nakikita niyo ang mukha ng isa’t isa. Definitely nung first few weeks, the inisan level was mataas. But nung parang nagkaroon na ng timplahan at adjust-an, naging mas okay naman,” she explained.
Gonzalez thinks it is just normal for couples to have their patience tested from time to time, adding that this does not diminish how much they value their family.