“Schedule predictable and regular times to call or Zoom your loved ones. Try to make the remote visits long in duration, not just a five minute check-in, and certainly more than a quick ‘hello,’” said Michele Nealon, Psy.D. and president of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
“It can be uncomfortable for many of us to deal with the worries and fears and sadness of others, even when it is our closest family and friends. Acknowledge that for yourself. It will help you be a better listener,” Dr. Nealon said.