Why Pseudo-Connection Is Killing Our Relationships

A therapist explains how to build more authentic relationships

Kathleen Smith
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2 min readAug 25, 2021

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Distance is a predictable, automatic response to stress. Dial up the anxiety, and people begin to pull away from each other. It’s the reason you’ve struggled to keep up with friends in pandemic times. Why you might not have the energy to connect with your partner at the end…

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Kathleen Smith
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Kathleen Smith is a therapist and author of the books Everything Isn’t Terrible and True to You. She writes about anxiety, relationships, and Bowen theory.