How long has it been since you've seen your best friend? Before the COVID-19 pandemic forced many of us into isolation, loneliness was already a huge problem in the United States, affecting more than half of adults. And now we're seeing even less of each other.
But there are ways to maintain and even strengthen friendships while following stay-at-home orders. Even if they look a little different, we need those relationships more than ever.
MPR News host Angela Davis explores what close friendship looks like during a stressful health crisis.
Lydia Denworth is a science journalist and the author of "Friendship: The Evolution, Biology, And Extraordinary Power Of Life's Fundamental Bond,” a book on the science of friendship.
Kirsten Lind Seal is a Minneapolis-based licensed marriage and family therapist who works with individuals, couples and families on their relationships.
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