A Lot of Friendships Won’t Survive This

The pandemic is exposing cracks in relationships that may have been there all along

Ashley Abramson
Forge

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Two young women with protective masks hanging out in the park with a dog during the coronavirus outbreak.
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Lately, my social media feed has been full of surprises: a childhood friend, one I’d long considered a kindred spirit, sharing a pandemic conspiracy theory on Facebook. A mom I used to regularly run into at the playground, posting photos of her mask-free…

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Ashley Abramson
Forge

Writer-mom hybrid. Health & psychology stories in NYT, WaPo, Allure, Real Simple, & more.