“My wife strongly feels that we should take a trip out of state this summer, that it's good for the kids’ mental health and the risks are lower than they were earlier in the year. I'm really panicked about travel, bringing the infection to a new location, all the precautions we’d need to take, and if there’s anywhere we can even go, but I feel strong-armed by my family to do this. My kids have been dying to leave the house and my wife thinks it’s time. What do we do?”
After months of social distancing, it makes sense that your wife and kids are itching to leave the state. But I also understand your perspective completely: There are unseen risks we still don’t know nearly enough about and it’s hard to go from shelter-in-place to vacation within a matter of days.
There’s a way to compromise, lay the groundwork for safer travel and communicate effectively with your wife. Here’s how to do it.