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Tired of hearing from relatives that “the pandemic is no worse than the flu?” Here are our tips on how to respond.
Talking about politics with family can be difficult, but the pandemic has brought on a new level of frustration.
Listening to one of your relatives minimize the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is unnerving and has the potential to divide families. It can be easy to feel caught off guard when a loved one isn’t taking the health crisis seriously, but there are a few things you can tell them to find some common ground.
Here are some tips on what to say to a family member who doesn’t want to adhere to safety precautions, and more importantly, how to say it:
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