Family communication in the midst of the pandemic.It is widely accepted that a lack of communication is an important factor in family disputes. In every form of human communication there are three actors involved: The transmitter who sends the message, the receiver who accepts and understands it according to its respective psychosomatic component and of course the message itself we want to communicate within the context of each person’s verbal skills.
Life in the family environment has become particularly difficult in recent years. The economic hardship combined with the growing economic demands of our living have created a web of insecurity and uncertainty in society. Undoubtedly this grid has been transferred to the family circle as well. Family life, consisting of people of different ages and beliefs, has always been a place of conflict and confrontations. This communication formed the necessary background for their resolution, often through extended arguments but also with mutual compromises.
The contribution of the pandemic has widened-up the family gap. It has isolated the family members even more. The so-called “social distancing” has turned into family isolation, most of the time in front of a computer screen reading in the so-called “social media”, that make things even worse, by projecting most often ideal situations or at least utopian solutions. The family needs a redefinition of its priorities and a new communication strategy that will focus on alleviating the feelings of loneliness, the social phobia that lurks in every corner of our new lives, but also on establishing essential goals for the survival of its members and their further development.