(CNN)If there’s anything families around the world are demonstrating as we approach Passover and Easter, it’s the English proverb, “Necessity is the mother of invention.”With people under various restrictions on movement, including stay-at-home orders and self-isolation, families are devising alternative ways to observe the spring holidays. They include streaming online Easter church services, hosting virtual Passover Seder dinners, holding family-only egg hunts in the backyard and more.The goal is to comply with social distancing guidelines by celebrating together — but apart — to prevent further spread of the coronavirus. However, some families may still be planning to celebrate the holidays with extended family as they usually would — something experts say should not happen. “Many people have a powerful need and desire to be with family during the holidays. This is both for the companionship and to provide support,” said Joshua Coleman, a psychologist in private practice in Oakland, California and senior fellow with the Council on Contemporary Families.”That reality may short out their capacity to appropriately weigh that desire against the risk of contagion. In addition, we’re used to associating contagious diseases with the demonstration of obvious symptoms or distress. So the absence of those may also cause people


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