The Friday Five – Convincing Worried or Unsupportive Loved Ones


Even if your trip is the most important thing in your life right now, there may be some people close to you who feel quite different. Whether they are worried about your safety or do not agree it is the right time in your, here are 5 tips for helping you through this struggle.

Remember, it usually comes down to love.

3 thoughts on “The Friday Five – Convincing Worried or Unsupportive Loved Ones”

  1. Great Friday Five. I remember the day we told my mom that we wanted to travel. She asked if we were planning to go to Mexico. “Yeah, probably” I responded. The next morning I woke up to a message on my answering machine, where she frantically told the tale of a bus crash in Mexico she saw on the news last night. Then almost in tears, she pleaded for us not to do anything silly like travel to Mexico.

    She’s a bit more kosher with it now, mostly because of tips 5 and 4. I’ll have to start implementing 3 through 1 to really smooth things over before we take off.

  2. Michael Robinson

    Hey, you forgot one thing you did yourself…

    Invite worried family or friends to join you on part of your trip. Your Mom and Aunt seemed to enjoy travelling with you. 🙂

  3. Yes, I agree with Michael. We did have fun meeting up with Brock. It was comforting to know that he wasn’t alone all the time. Knowing that he was going to meet up with people he knew along the way was a great peace of mind.

    I don’t agree with “white lies” but I do agree that you don’t have to tell all the details ~ but being mislead is not good.

    Also, simply having a track record of being responsible, independent and logical prior to the trip goes a long way. The best indicator of future events is past related events.

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