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The Impacts Of COVID19 On The Family Structure

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In these times of uncertainty, it is evident that everyone has been impacted with the most powerful issue of all, which is the fear of the unknown. It is very much a universal theme, the feeling of being out of control, is a dilemma faced by everyone. The impacts of these feelings have been consuming families in the last 6 weeks with the COVID19 epidemic, since the beginning of quarantine. 

Quarantine has changed the structure of the home life, the relationship of partners, and the financial situation, for everyone. The primary issues that would typically disrupt a family, are exactly the issues being confronted at this very time. It’s important to use this experience to communicate with each other with patience and flexibility. The aspect of communication that is usually missed is the power of listening. As a Marriage and Family Therapist and Transitions Coach for over 17 years, it is my professional recommendation to listen to each other and acknowledge how each member of the family is navigating through this “new normal”. There is no right or wrong because this is a new issue or problem facing humanity as a whole. It is also my professional recommendation, with my extensive experience in healthy communications, that it is important to give each other space and time to process how each person is being influenced.

This is a great time to go for short walks, if possible, watch funny shows and movies, even playing games on your “off time” with other members of the family, for entertainment. The one thing everyone knows for sure, is that this too shall pass. 

There is a lot of peace in going with the flow and finding outlets to process feelings and thoughts. In my expert role as a therapist and coach, I encourage writing out feelings in a journal, doing meditation with soothing and relaxing music, virtual prayer groups, and having some kind of movement, like dancing or walking in place. 

You may want to decide to purge your home and rethink how to organize chores and duties with kids being at home for the rest of the school year. Covid19 and quarantine, is also impacting romantic relationships because partners are spending more time together.  Financial constraints of being unemployed or salaries being cut are impacting these relationships as well. It may be a time to assess if the relationship is in the best interest of both or if it’s something that might be coming to an end. Again, it is merely a time of reflection and assessment that will help with living a life of true fulfillment and joy.

 

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Aileen Castellano

Aileen Castellano is a an Amazon #1 International Best Selling author of Heal Your Past & Live Today. She’s a Wealthness Coach, Spiritual Entrepreneur, Ascension Mentor, Speaker, and Self-Development Author with over 17 years of experience as a Marriage and Family Therapist and Mediator. Before she began helping clients with life changing transitions, Aileen excelled in the world of finance and banking, expanded her family’s construction business, and became an executive recruiter for a fortune 500 company. Later, she obtained a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy and during her nearly two decades in private practice, served as a Florida Supreme Court certified mediator. Aileen is the CEO of Inspired Wisdom, Inc., founder of Famwell Healing, creator of the Sacred Surrender Program, and developer of the Guide to Wealthness. She teaches people all over the world the practice of meditation with intention, incorporating crystal healing modalities. Her vast knowledge of therapeutic practices, karmic healing, past life regressions, and energy healing techniques set her apart in the coaching field. Her life’s work and passion have helped her step into purpose to blend practices, beliefs, and mantras that result in life-changing experiences and empowering modalities that make a profound and powerful impact on clients. Aileen's passion to inspire has afforded her the opportunity to live out a dreams-fulfilled life.

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