My name is Sandra and I am a 30-year-old mom to the most beautiful little girl called Maja. I recently became a single mom. I am still trying to explain to myself how it all happened and what actually caused it.

When the coronavirus pandemic started it seemed like I had everything. An apartment, car, handsome husband, beautiful little girl, and a stable office job. Once our government started closing everything and made us stay home due to something they called “police hour,“ meaning we all must be at home at a certain time and not come out until they say so.

I figured I should use the opportunity to spend more time with my family. I cooked and cleaned, played with my daughter, and watched movies with my husband. At first, it was blissful but after three months of living like this, my husband’s behavior changed to the point where I didn’t recognize him anymore. We argued all day, every day. It seemed like I never knew the real him and yet we have been together for seven years before we got married and two years in marriage.

Turns out he had been seeing someone for the past two years. He started seeing the other girl when I found out I was pregnant.

I got vaccinated and I got a divorce too. I am building my life from the start now with my little girl. I wonder what would have happened if coronavirus never made us stay home and that secret never surfaced. Would I still have my family together? Would I be happier not knowing?