“Our relationship is space, at the moment.”

In Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah yesterday, Harry explained where things stand between him and his brother, Prince William — and his answer was a reminder that sometimes, the way to resolve conflict with difficult people in your life is simply to step back from it for a while. As we all approach the pandemic’s year mark with shot nerves and frayed patience, it’s worth remembering that you can pause the things, including relationships, that currently bring more pain than joy. They’ll be there for you to come back to, if and when you’re ready.