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A woman says that the circuit breaker period in Singapore has taught her to not to take her boyfriend for granted — and urges everyone to cherish their loved ones.
Stomper A came forward to share her story after reading a Stomp article about a girl who raged at her boyfriend for sending her desserts.
The May 18 article drew mixed reactions from netizens. While many slammed the girl for being spoiled, unappreciative and undeserving, some felt that the boyfriend had indeed not been sensitive to her needs.
Stomper A, who has been with her boyfriend for 1.5 years, also weighed in on the saga.
She wrote in an email to Stomp: "Recently, there has been a big hoo-ha on how people have been treating their other half during this circuit breaker period.
"Frankly speaking, being not able to meet the other half is really tough for the mental state (at least from my perspective). Missing my partner yet being unable to be by his side physically has been a torture for me, as I really do miss him dearly.
"I truly do not understand why some people simply just can't appreciate the little things their partner is doing for them.
"Do they really need to be so unappreciative? Even if the food / gifts do not match up to their liking, why can't they just say 'Thank You' and accept the items given to them?
"If they do not love their other half, why not just let go of them and let them move on to meet another person who I truly believe will cherish them and love them the way they deserve?
"I read this online and I wish to share this with everyone:
Let go of the person who doesn't deserve your love because you are creating a space in your life for love to grow back for yourself and a space for those who are capable of loving you as much as you love them.
Most importantly, you are letting go of the person because you finally realised your worth and that you deserve better.
You love the person still, but you realised that you need to love yourself first in order for you to love others well. And letting go of that person is good for your well-being and it is not being selfish. It is called self-care.
"I truly wish everyone can start treating your other half better. Do not start regretting only when the person decides to leave and move on from your life.
"I wasn't a good girlfriend to my partner too, but I learnt it the hard way.
"Because of this circuit breaker period, I have learnt to cherish my boyfriend, Bing Zhao
"I used to take it for granted that I am able to meet him every day. Now, I cherish every minute I am able to video-call him just to ask how his day was.
"The circuit breaker period truly changed our lives.
"Please cherish your other half and do not take anything in life for granted."
For couples who are unable to meet due to circuit breaker measures, how have you been keeping your relationship alive? Let us know in the comments.