"I have to protect my family!!!!!"


Input on my models welcome…and thanks in advance!

UM:
C: news reports of community spread of coronavirus happening locally; husband has underlying health condition identified by CDC as high risk for complications
T: I have to protect my family!!!!!
F: panic
A: don’t process feelings, don’t allow urges, binge on candy and junk food, buffer with alcohol, buffer with reading news stories, talk about news stories, procrastinate on work, look for evidence that my family is not safe, spin in confusion, argue with husband
R: I don’t protect myself

IM:
C: news reports of community spread of coronavirus happening locally; husband has underlying health condition identified by CDC as high risk for complications
T: I can handle this
F: resolute
A: process feelings, allow urges, stick to work plan, read just enough news to be informed on a daily basis, evaluate risks on a daily basis, make concrete decisions to protect my family, only communicate with husband when I am calm enough, lead conversation away from coronavirus
R: I handle the situation as best I can