When we shrink our lives down to bubbles and pods, we lose access to the low-stakes connections that are good for our well-being. Here's how to fix that.
Humans tend to fare poorly at predicting how we are going to feel in the future—and often totally misjudge what will make us happy.
It can be hard to know the best response when jokes and cries for help sound so similar.
Plank. Bus wanker. Chicken legs. Golden Balls. The names go on.
From 'support bubbles' to strict six-person social events and endless WhatsApp messages, the pandemic has put strain on our friendships.
"You start to think, 'what was the key moment where it went wrong?' What fault was I responsible for? You second guess yourself.”
Simply ignoring it and pretending everything is cool won’t do either of you any favors, and is likely to cause more stress for everyone in the long run.
I’m comfortable talking about my reality, but not everyone else is.