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How to survive isolation with your roommates, your partner, your kids - and yourself

Stuck with your roommates

Talking about a potential conflict early on prevents things from getting worse. Be open about your feelings and avoid blame. If possible, carve out private places in the same home so that you can spend some time alone if you need it.

Get together at dinner time, using the time to work on your relationships with one another. Keep a positive attitude.

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How to survive isolation with your roommates, your partner, your kids - and yourself

How to survive isolation with your roommates, your partner, your kids - and yourself

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2020/mar/17/self-isolation-survival-guide-relationships-coronavirus

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Stuck with your roommates

Talking about a potential conflict early on prevents things from getting worse. Be open about your feelings and avoid blame. If possible, carve out private places in the same home so that you can spend some time alone if you need it.

Get together at dinner time, using the time to work on your relationships with one another. Keep a positive attitude.

Just you and the kids

If you're practicing social distancing with your kids, now is the time to readjust your rule structure.

  • For now, it's similar to when you take kids on a plane, and they can watch TV if they want. The internet is also full of kid-friendly podcasts, museum tours, and educational videos.
  • It's also a good time to get outside and take advantage of local parks if you're allowed and safe.
  • Your patience will wear thin at times. Don't beat yourself up if you freak out at your kids, but try to do better next time.

Spending time with your live-in partner

This is a situation where you have to come up with a gameplan.
Chat about what to do when you get on each other's nerves, and decide on a signal that means you need to cool off separately, or that better communication is required, or someone needs a hug or talk about emotions.

If you're alone

  • Take on domestic projects, such as crafting, cleaning or making something.
  • Reach out to offer support to others. It's a good way to feel less alone.
  • If you are not sure how they would feel about you checking in on them, you could send a message saying you're checking in on friends right now.

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Plan ahead

Before you shop for the self-isolation period:

  • Consider the foods your family likes, your food preparation methods and the time and energy you will have for preparing meals.
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  • Use disinfecting wipes for your hands and grocery cart handle, and then make sure you put the wipe in the trash.
  • Supermarkets are running low on many items. Be ready with a back-up plan if an ingredient you need is unavailable.
  • Use contactless payment or credit cards. If you have to use the payment keypad, tap the buttons and screen with your knuckle then use hand sanitizer after completing your payment.
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  • Get the whole family involved. Kids can help set the table or pour the water, make the salad.
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  • Reconnect with the family: eat together at the table or spread a blanket on the floor and have an indoor picnic.

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