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America needs a Chief Friendship Officer

Nearly 1 in 5 Americans have no close social connections, a double digit increase from 2013.The author of Friendship in the Age of Loneliness says it’s a crisis that needs national leadership.
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Pandemic Spreads Isolation, and Nations Try to Soften the Sounds of Silence

TOKYO—A year ago when Japan was under a pandemic state of emergency, Seiji Saejima called his ex-wife for the first time since they divorced a few years earlier. He said she told him she was about to remarry and asked him not to call again.

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Stress from the pandemic can destroy relationships with friends — even families

Tell the truth: You’ve started to size up friends and relations as potentially lethal threats. You’re avoiding the longtime pal who’s married to an emergency room doctor, and maybe also the demonstrative sister who can’t stay six feet away. Conversely, perhaps you’ve finally told off the worrywart who keeps trying to persuade you to sterilize your mail.

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COVID-19: How to Cope with Ongoing Isolation

Wondering how COVID-19 is affecting your mental health? Looking for strategies to reduce feelings of stress and loneliness during COVID-19? Read Full Story

Epidemic of Loneliness

Spark Podcast

Kellee Marlow & Julianne Holt-Lunstad & Tim Bono
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Expert Advice on Surviving the Loneliest Parts of Being Self-Isolated

Whether you're needing a hug or lacking motivation, here's how to navigate social distancing when you’re alone.
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Speaker for 'March for Science'

At a time when we can't be together in person, we ask you to join us virtually
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How to Manage Your Loneliness | NY Times

You are far from alone in feeling alone. Here are some ideas to help
April 2020
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Live with Dr. Holt-Lunstad

Watch this Facebook Live interview with Sheryl Sandberg
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