The COVID pandemic forced us to stay indoors for a long time, so we had to spend most of our hours in the same environment as our loved ones. This meant that we had to find new ways of conviviality, work, parenting and habituation. Unfortunately, fear is widespread in these times, and many people take these anxious feelings on the person who is closest to them; partner, which can lead to educational conflicts during COVID. “I didn`t agree that her parents would come to town, Seattle being the epicenter of the American epidemic,” she says. “He didn`t think I should let my girlfriend, who also cuts my hair, come to my house when she`s been in quarantine for a few weeks. These are new types of disagreements that have come with coronavirus and create tensions. My own neighbourhood groups are full of the same types of disagreements. Last week, when I came to the pharmacy to pick up a prescription, I was afraid of becoming the subject of the heated nextdoor debate that day. As a subscriber to the rule, I not only want to be quarantined, but also quarantined. When I walk around with my family, I get confused and I take a weird look at everyone we go through.
“Same family!” I`m calling to reassure. “Same germs!” Would that be an exaggeration, I wonder if we insist on matching outfits? Ms. Richardson wanted her children to attend classes personally, but Mr. Richardson was concerned that it would not be safe. “There are still all these question marks,” he recalls. Since then, they have been looking into the details of admitting a “Pod” school with another family at home. “It was another fight we had,” says Richardson, director of sales and marketing at Richmond, Va. Before we engage in these techniques, we must recognize that differences of opinion on the pandemic can be particularly painful – and why. “If we feel loved, safe, connected, we feel safe,” says Carla Marie Manly, a clinical psychologist in Sonoma County, California and author of Joy From Fear. During a pandemic, if so many things already seem uncertain and unknown, it may seem particularly important to keep our family and our circles of friends harmonious. Joey Amaya, 22, observed a few weeks ago, in a slight disbelief, one of his friends writing a group cat of about 10 people to invite everyone to play football.
Virginia, where they live, spent nearly two weeks under an official stay at home, Amaya`s grandmother was hospitalized at the time with COVID-19, and her friend wanted to assemble a large group to practice a contact sport? “I wasn`t comfortable with that,” Says Amaya. On the group`s thread, Amaya reminded his friend of the risks; he mentioned his grandmother and dropped a recent statistic on the national death toll of COVID-19. Rachel Kate Miller, a museum educator and after-school business manager in New York, is pregnant with her second child at 8 months. Her husband, who was concerned about the situation, wanted to temporarily transfer her to her parents` house in Ohio. “We had a significant disagreement on that,” Miller said. “I know it`s against C.D.C. The guidelines are to travel that far, my in-laws are in their 60s, and if I need my doctor? It`s just an extra risk for everyone. She dealt with a situation with another neighbour who had a similar complaint differently. Dougherty says the neighbor contacts her directly by text. She says they disagreed, but they spoke openly, resolved their dispute and remained friends.
“If problems arise or you bother, you have to name it, be clear about it and why it`s a problem, and get more clarity to have a conversation with those involved,” Engle says.