I have been thinking a lot about friendships over the pandemic. I have wondered how many friendships will dissolve due to the distance imposed on us by this disease. I have wondered how many will strengthen afterwards when we have a chance to reunite. This crazy time has distorted our lives in so many ways, and our friendships will be one of those things that gets distorted.
If I have you thinking about friendship now, here’s more food for thought:
- The People Who Prioritize a Friendship Over Romance – The Atlantic
- Why You Need a Network of Low-Stakes, Casual Friendships – The New York Times
- The Limits of Friendship | The New Yorker
The pandemic will be over. When that happens, make sure you value the people who were your friends during this difficult time. Best friends are best. But go out and make more friends, too.