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We Can Still Mind Our Manners In A Pandemic

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Experts suggest knowing your personal comfort level and practice language to feel prepared if someone violates your personal space.
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Knowing your personal comfort level and what to say in advance can prepare you for someone violating your personal space.

As stay at home orders expire we're bound to encounter someone standing too close or not wearing a mask. Some advice on how to deal with those making you feel unsafe.

  • Jen Mann, author and blogger of "People I Want to Punch in the Throat"
  • Lizzie Post, co-president of the Emily Post Institute
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