The Great Friendship Reset
The older we get, the more we need our friends — but the harder it is to keep them. This is an aphorism in the best of times, but it’s tragically true after more than two years of pandemic. Jennifer Senior's story, "It's Your Friends Who Break Your Heart," published in The Atlantic last winter, touched a nerve and went viral. Are we seeing a fundamental shift in the nature of friendship, or can we expect a return to normal? And was normal all that healthy to begin with?