Why Staying in Touch with Our Loved Ones is Essential during COVID 19
Posted on: 17 August 2020 by Anna Thompson
We might be scattered all around this wast country, but at a time like this, it is essential that we all stick together and check up on each other.
If this pandemic has thought us anything it is how loneliness and isolation feel, and sadly a lot of our relatives, especially older generations have been experiencing precisely this for quite a while longer than just a few months in 2020. So hopefully, this new-found knowledge will help us take steps to reconnect and communicate better with our family members.
Start by finding the ones you have lost
This is the first step towards reconnecting. You might know some family members are out there by you lost their contact information. This is usually a good time to use a trusted white pages search. Just type in the name of the person you are looking for, it can also help narrow the results if you have their state, area code or city, that way it will be a lot faster to pinpoint the right person.
The next step is the easiest, just pick up the phone and call, that is all that is needed. They are bound to be happy to reconnect and to know that there are people out there who care, especially at a time like this when everyone is feeling lonely and isolated.
You can exchange contact information, catch up on the family events and milestones, and even have a video chat, why not. It is a great way to pass the time, get to know your family, and who knows, maybe even create bonds that are stronger than just blood relations.
Don’t hold grudges
Reconnecting with loved ones is now more important than ever, and it is definitely the time or the place to hold on to old grudges. If you don’t reconnect now, especially with the elderly members of your family, who knows if you will ever have an opportunity to fix that. And all that you will be left with are some bad emotions and the inability to get closure.
So get on the phone and start dialing, tell your loved ones that bygones should be bygones and start making future plans to meet after all this is over. We need to learn from new situations instead of just keeping to our old routines and opinions. That is the only way we can grow and make something better for our family and the people we care about.
Get the closure in time
No one knows how much time they have lest, and a health pandemic like COVID 19 is a very strong reminder of how quickly our lives can change. Not only does giving closure mean you have to take responsibility for your actions in the relationship and potentially feel guilty for ending a relationship, but it also means you may discover aspects of yourself, as expressed by your former partner, that you may have otherwise chosen to ignore.
This is true for both romantic and family relationships, and what better time than now to take the steps and mend that. Don’t be too proud to take that first step, make that first call, and if you have been out of touch for a while a white pages search takes just but a few moments and you can get all the information you require to contact a loved one you have grown apart from.
There are a lot of great reasons to reconnect with the people we care about, or at least to check up on them. But one, that is probably the most important is to know that you have given you all to get that relationship back on track so that one day there are no regrets, and what better time to push us to do this than a worldwide health pandemic that can change our lives in just a few days.