In light of what’s been going on around the world with respect to COVID-19 – and since many of us are stuck at home – we thought it might be a good idea to check in, start a coronavirus discussion, and perhaps offer a platform for the EAJ community to support one another.
COVID-19 is turning out to be a life-changing event for many of us. I certainly don’t need to go into all the details as I’m sure you’re getting your fill through the conventional media and/or social media.
Luckily, Linda and I are chugging along just fine for now (knocking on wood). But for many of you this is a scary time, as even more uncertainty has been suddenly thrust upon you.
Linda’s school is closed and she is adjusting to teaching from home with just a laptop. I’ve been working from home for about 10 years now, so nothing much has changed for me.
We’re social distancing ourselves (though we’ve been doing a good job of that anyways since January!), spending a lot of time doing some home projects and binge-watching several shows on Netflix and Amazon Prime.
We’re stocked up and hunkering down for as long as we need to – or about a month – whichever comes first.
Our concerns are primarily with our family – specifically our parents who are in their upper 80s. Linda’s Mom and my Dad are both being stubborn, as they insist on venturing out into the world to buy groceries, medicine, etc.
Linda is trying to take care of most of that for her mom, but it’s always a battle of wills. My folks, on the other hand, are still 1000 miles a way in Florida and must fend for themselves for a bit longer – which they are totally capable of and are OK with. But we do worry as they are in the highest risk category for this virus.
Suffice to say, life has suddenly become even tougher for many of us.
What You Can Do?
Our friend and colleague, infidelity expert David Feder, MSW, RSW, CSAT, sent out an email earlier in the week that we thought was very good. We wanted to share a portion of it with you:
Great advice as always from David.
So with that, as part of this coronavirus discussion, please let us know how you are doing. And please feel free to provide a glimpse of what is happening in your community, family, relationship, etc. Basically talk about anything you want to!
Hang in there!
Linda & Doug