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Navigating Blended Families, Roommates During A Pandemic

A family wearing masks in downtown Los Angeles. (Apu Gomes/AFP via Getty Images)
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When you live alone, or in a couple, or a nuclear family — basically, if you are a human living through the pandemic — navigating life during a pandemic is hard enough.

But when you have to deal with blended families, ex-spouses or roommates — things can get complicated fast. Different opinions about safety, boundaries and risk all have to be taken into account.

We asked asked marriage and family therapist Lance Tango, and and family law mediator Bill Ferguson, both of whom practice in Pasadena, how to have these difficult conversations.

(They'll also be live online at 2:30 p.m. today answering your questions as part of our No-Panic Guide Live virtual event series. Info at

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