Snapped at my HS senior daughter - sole kid still at home - this morning over something minor. Realized that - in part - my words were influenced by these generally stressful times.
Just had a talk calmer with her, and pretty much told her we were under enough stress just seeing our savings - including for college - go up and down 10s of thousands a day/week. Said we really didn’t need her adding to the household stress. To the contrary, we expected her to help out more, not only with household chores, but also by managing her time/schedule better so that her school and work committments did not become stressors, and also simply to provide pleasant supportive conversation around the home - a cheap form of entertainment we can still afford!
I think she took it in the spirit it was intended. But it made me wonder if any of the rest of you found your interpersonal relations affected by any stress you might be experiencing these days from the election, the economy, or whatever. And if so, how are you dealing with it?