What do do when neither outside nor home is safe during the pandemic + tips on navigating difficult & strained relationships during quarantine with therapist Nedra Glover Tawwab

April 18, 2020

Relationships can be challenging at the best of times, but what do you do when you are stuck in self-quarantine with a difficult person? How do you set boundaries and deal with challenging roommates, partners or family members? In this podcast, I talk about what we can do if it is not safe to go outdoors or stay inside, how to set firm boundaries during this period of self-quarantine and how to navigate difficult relationships with relationship therapist and clinical social worker Nedra Tawwab. 


Podcast Time Stamps

1:50 Why Nedra loves helps helping people create healthy relationships

2:32 What happens if there is a toxic environment at home?

3:50 If you are uncomfortable at home, set boundaries! 

5:33 What do you do if your relationship was in trouble before the crisis? 

7:00 How to handle emotional or verbal abuse?

10:55 Triggers are indicators that boundaries need to be put in place. 

15:18 What if the people you live with don’t respect boundaries?

16:52 Living with someone who doesn’t respect the quarantine

19:26 What if your home is not safe?

20:35 What if you feel isolated and lonely?

23:39 Advice for parents at home

27:05 What to do if you are feeling hopeless or depressed?

31:05 Harry, Meghan and finding freedom from your family 


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