Dealing with Quarantine When You’re Divorced
One aspect that a lot of people may not have thought about is how the stay-at-home order is affecting families of divorce. It's certainly affected my "modern-family" and it made me think how many other families are struggling passing kids back and forth.
I have a unique custody agreement with my ex-husband because of my work schedule. They sleep most nights at his house, since I wake up at 3 a.m. and I used to have them after-school, which has turned into all day now.
Both my ex-husband and I are trying to do a lot of work from home and along with millions of other families we are quickly growing exhausted as we try to balance kids and work, but what about social distancing. Are we breaking the rules?
We haven't changed our custody arrangement since the stay-at-home order started. For parents that have a one week on, one week of arrangement, or partial custody, I wonder how this has changed your arrangement?
I heard yesterday that my kids went over to my ex-husband's girlfriends house. She has six kids. I thought about how her house could potentially infect my kids. If my boyfriend goes to see his kids in Salt Lake City, could he expose them or could he come back and expose my household.
How do you see the people you love the most while following the stay-at-home order? Is it wrong to continue passing kids back and forth during these challenging times?
Let us know your thoughts below.