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Casual Friendships

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Apr 19, 2021
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We have lost our casual relationships during the pandemic, like saying hello to a coworker in the hall or having a quick chat with a neighbor after church. We’ve doubled down on our close friends and families–our deep relationships–but those casual interactions make us happier and improve our overall well-being. Psychologist Gillian Sandstrom of University of Essex in England studies these weak relationships and says we need to get to work bringing them back now and after the pandemic. Show More...