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