Family Video Chats Test Patience: Finding Balance and Boundaries

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – A concerned stepfather seeks advice about his daughter-in-law’s overwhelming video calls in an advice column published by the San Francisco Chronicle. The stepfather described the close relationship he and his wife share with their son, daughter-in-law, and their 3-year-old granddaughter, who reside in Hawaii. While he cherishes the moments spent with his family, he expressed frustration with his daughter-in-law’s habit of multiple unscheduled video calls throughout the day, often at inconvenient times. The stepfather explained that these video calls, lasting as long as 20 minutes, disrupt meals, leisure activities, and even … Read more