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What are you most afraid of right now, and how do you cope with your fear?

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I’m most afraid of my parents or husband contracting the virus. I don’t know how I cope. Maybe I’m not coping. I have anxiety regularly, so this was just one, massive thing to add to the pile.

I try to spend time with them (text or call my parents, though I haven’t done a great job with that) and remind myself especially when they aggravate me, that this is not something to take lightly. I could lose them at any time.

I’ve tended to avoid digging in to coronavirus news (or general “doomscrolling”) as a way to keep my mind separated from the disease. That’s about all I can do at this point.

Not really scared, but the idea that children may be more vulnerable to Covid than we’d thought is scary.

I hug them tight when I think something bad could happen to them.


Will my family be safe? Can my widowed grandpa be alone for so long? Is going to this shop risky behavior? Should I try to get pregnant when things are so uncertain? Are these friends practicing social distancing etiquette? Which mask type is best? Am I stagnating in my job? When will people care about the vulnerable? What can heal our country? Why am I so exhausted? Why am I so exhausted? 


I’m still most afraid of getting the virus itself. I cope by following precautionary measures to reduce my risk of catching it.