It has been three months since Joyce Ching became Mrs. Kevin Alimon, and she is enjoying the honeymoon stage of her married life.
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) chatted with the 25-year-old actress on March 27, in an e-mail exchange facilitated by Yani Cardino of GMA Corporate Communications.
Joyce told PEP.ph, "Ang adjustment lang siguro ay dalawa na kayo in everything.
"If may major decisions na kailangan gawin, I have to consult with him, ganun din siya with me, pero hindi naman yun problems."
Has she discovered anything new about her Kevin?
She quipped, "Bukod sa malakas pala siya humilik, wala na."
Turning serious, she said, "I think sa character and attitude, very transparent naman kami since the beginning, and consistent naman siya since courtship."
And so far, Joyce is grateful that they haven't encountered any major challenges in their relationship as newlyweds.
She said, "Wala pa namang challenges so far, but what we’ve settled on is that we’d pray about it, and see what God wants us to do."
So, how has Joyce been keeping herself busy these days under quarantine?
She said, "I'm just spending time with my husband, watching movies together, playing random games on my phone, trying to do random vlogs on my YouTube channel.
"And we’re doing a mini prayer series every morning to encourage people, which we upload on all my social media accounts (IGTV, YouTube, and Facebook)."
WHO DOES THE DISHES, WHO CLEANS THE BATHROOM
According to Joyce, going to couple counseling programs also helped her and Kevin adjust to their new life as husband and wife.
She said, "I think it’s very important because you get an idea on how you could prepare as you enter the married life.
"We were also informed of the possible causes of arguments and how we could avoid them or if it happens, how we could resolve things.
"Being in counseling also made us realize or see the differences between men and women, like how we think or do things.
"So, it made us aware that there may be values that I have that he doesn’t, or values that he has that I don’t.
"So it’s very important to be able to communicate those things before getting married.
"And, also, it’s important to understand your roles and responsibilities in marriage, and the counseling we attended taught us that."
It applies as well to mundane decisions, such as who does the dishes, who cleans the bathroom.
For Joyce, whichever way the couples decide on assigning household chores, both still need to compromise.
She explained, "Most of the time, we just really help each other out. We’re very flexible when it comes to doing the chores.
"When the other person is tired, busy or sick, the other person would do the chores."