By Ronda Nissley
“America’s Leaders Can’t Agree on Reopening Protocols. Neither Can Families”. The headline from a Wall Street Journal article caught my attention.
I had just engaged in a rather tense interchange with a sister on whether it was OK for her to fly from Florida to Ohio to visit our 90-year old parents in a congregate facility. I thought it was too risky and suggested she simply wave at them on the balcony. She thought I was being ridiculous and over-protective. I pointed out that many states were requiring travelers from Florida to quarantine for 2 weeks.
It appears these conversations have become quite common within families and have become as polarizing as politics. As the article states, “Behind all the confusion are thousands of conversations and arguments every day in households across America about how to do the right thing—with disagreements on what that is.” It has become a balancing act between caution and connection.
I'm sharing several principles I need to remind myself of daily.
What challenges have you faced in balancing caution and connection? How have you navigated these challenges? We want to hear from you!
Link to the Wall Street Journal article
Lavern & Ronda Nissley are co-directors of Encompass. Married since 1978, both enjoy coffee, riding their tandem bicycle and working together to build strong relationships.