Since the beginning of time, there have been dysfunctional families. Look at Adam and Eve and their children Cain and Able. Cain killed his brother Able in a fit of jealousy because God favored Able’s offerings over Cain’s.
Aren’t we like that at times, we are jealous of some of our family members because they have succeeded where we have not.
This Pandemic statics show that suicides have increased, child abuse, and spousal abuse. While sheltered in place we are either learning to communicate to bring families together or issues are arising that have been shoved so far down they are now bubbling to the surface. We haven’t figured out how to live with each other and now we have nowhere to go.
How do we deal with the adult child that moved back home because they lost their job and place to live as a result of this pandemic? Some may suffer from mental health issues or addictions. Now throw that into the mixture, almost wants to make you laugh out loud if it wasn’t so true.
Where do you go to get help, as the world has closed its doors? Is mental health essential, one would think so. Yet it is not as we fumble our way through what is considered essential in our new reality. As I write I sit here with a heavy heart wanting to know how to help my family, my children, my friends, and the world.
The world is becoming smaller, even with six feet of distancing our personal boundaries is becoming smaller. Can I tell you what I really think or can you tell me? In no way am I saying things will be easier or worse.
What I have learned is to stay away from the constant noise of the world, technology overload. Surround yourself with what is good for you, and learn to love people right where they are at. Even if it is not where we want them to be!
Once the day comes and we are released from sheltering in place may we have learned to be the kind of people that accepts each other just the way we are. Which is perfectly imperfect!
Julianne, who goes by Julie, is a certified life and business coach, teacher, author, and entrepreneur. She is the co-owner of Trinity SOS (a virtual service provider) and is a featured author in Becoming Unstoppable and She Believed (Vol. 1).
Julianne, who goes by Julie, is a certified life and business coach, teacher, speaker, author and entrepreneur. She is the co-owner of Trinity SOS (a virtual service provider) and is a featured author in Becoming Unstoppable and She Believed (Vol. 1).