How have you decided who to socialize with this summer? Whether you are deciding who is in your bubble, or figuring out how to see aging or immunocompromised relatives, has Covid changed who you trust?
Some examples I have heard from friends is the couple who decided not to attend a family reunion because they could not come up with a set of health guidelines that everyone would agree to enact. There have been numerous times where my relationship with my 75 year old mother has reversed and I have been the “gatekeeper” and had to voice my concern about some of her decisions to see her hairstylist, eat dinner with friends, or where she is shopping.
To protect our health some of our relationships have to be viewed under a critical lens – who do you trust? Do you trust their friends and relatives? Do they have kids that may be involved in risky behavior? And by risk, I mean, individuals engaged in behavior that you would not participate in yourself.
Writing prompt: Who have you let in? Who have you left out? How have you decided where your line is for risk?
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