Patience and dialogue are the two great allies for the day-to-day relationships of families who had unexpected changes in their homelife.
Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, thousands of people went back to living with their parents. A survey by Zillow, the main portal of the real estate market in the United States, has pointed out that nearly 3 million people went back to living with their family because of the pandemic. The movement happened especially to young people.
Whether because of a financial problem or because of the need to be isolated together, the fact is that the family configuration had to be readjusted. In most cases, unexpectedly. Adding to the tension, we are in a context of confinement, when leaving the house can be dangerous. Therefore, following tips for a good relationship can be fundamental for the adaptation of both sides.
The first tip is to understand the present moment: there is a lot of emotional pressure, and the disposition to join forces must come from all sides. Another important step is to establish tasks: responsibilities must be well marked, such as tidying rooms and organizing dishwashing and laundry duties, among other tasks. A chronogram with the days on which each task must be accomplished can reduce unnecessary strife.
Defining limits is also an efficient measure for avoiding conflict. Talking about work schedules and bedroom privacy, for instance. As well as respecting autonomy, talking about bothersome atitudes and finding ways to avoid invasive behavior – if there are complaints about this. Patience and dialogue are two great allies on this journey.
Finally, finding activities in common among everyone in the house can be one of the ways to increase connections and opportunities for conversation. Games, family meals, or listening to music and watching television are a few options.
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