“The Care and Feeding of Friends”

Susan Panttaja & W.A. Ann Jacobson

The pandemic has been a trying time for friendships! Yet it has provided an opportunity, too, to take stock of what we miss – and what we don’t miss – about friendships and other relationships that we may have taken for granted. No matter what our social needs are, or how comfortable we are with self-disclosure, friendships can be very important for our wellbeing and our sense of community. How might we be more intentional about tending these important relationships?