Merging households has always helped families get through times of transition like death, divorce or job loss. But multigenerational households are being challenged in new ways during the coronavirus pandemic due to stay-at-home orders that are being enforced in multiple states.
Because of the social distancing measure, families can’t easily separate children from older family members in the home.
Although tough, this time of quarantine has made way for multigenerational communal living to offer each person a foundation to withstand the crisis. But there are some measures you can take to make the transition easier.