Dear Therapist: My Father and Grandmother Are Estranged

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Dear Therapist: My Father and Grandmother Are Estranged

Nicole
Baltimore


Dear Nicole,

I think you already know the answer to your question, so let me help you with the part that’s getting in the way of your acting on it. You sound clear about wanting to cultivate relationships with your extended family, but you’re struggling to embrace the fact that, as an adult, you’re free to choose how to live your life.

Children don’t have this freedom, so if a parent chooses to alienate a child from a grandparent, the child misses the opportunity to form what might be a meaningful relationship. Studies show that when kids are close with their grandparents, they’re less likely to become depressed as adults. Grandparent-grandkid relationships can be a source of comfort, learning, and fun, even with those grandparents who had a challenging relationship with their own child many years ago. Many grandparents will relate to their grandchild in a different way

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North Carolina’ Department of Health and Human Services announced Saturday that it had recorded 1,107 new infections, the state’s highest one-day spike since the outbreak began.

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North Carolina’ Department of Health and Human Services announced Saturday that it had recorded 1,107 new infections, the state’s highest one-day spike since the outbreak began.

Gerry Broome/AP

North Carolina has reported its highest one-day spike in new COVID-19 cases, a development that comes a day after the state entered its second phase of re-opening.

In a statement Saturday, the state’s Department of Health and Human Services reported 1,107 infections – around 250 more cases than the state’s last highest daily tally.

“This is a notable and concerning increase,” said the department’s secretary, Mandy Cohen. “As we head into a holiday weekend, please practice the three Ws – wear a face covering, wait six feet apart,

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The Pandemic Forced Me Into a Multigenerational Home

My sister-in-law uses an app to track and plan the baby’s meals and naps, and soon we all realigned our days to his schedule. My mother-in-law took on the bulk of the child-care duties while my sister-in-law worked remotely with patients; my husband, father-in-law, and I pitched in throughout the day, playing with the baby and helping during snack time; I cooked dinner for the family when the baby’s mom and grandma gave him his pre-bed bath.

We are no longer three independent family units doing three different sets of the same chores, nor are we roommates who share space without sharing lives. Each week, one person goes on a grocery trip to buy food for the entire house, our clothes are mixed up in the same loads of laundry, we wash one another’s dirty dishes. With our conjoined schedules and shared domestic duties, work and other obligations flow around

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