UW Health: Holidays may force tough COVID-19 conversations

UW Health: Holidays may force tough COVID-19 conversations

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – As families across the nation plan holidays this year, the COVID-19 pandemic is forcing some people to make difficult decisions.

As UW Health Behavioral Health Specialist Dr. Shanda Wells explained, it may force people to have tough conversations with their loved ones.

Wells shared tips including:

  • Assume family and friends have the best intentions
  • Don’t try to convince the other person. Instead, try to genuinely hear them out
  • Decide ahead of time what kind of boundaries you are willing to set
  • Engage family and friends, but also acknowledge your own boundaries
  • Acknowledge that everyone’s tolerance for risk is different
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