"I love my husband and my son. But I never expected that they would be practically my only companions for seven months in a row. Since COVID hit, we’ve been cooped up at home together, barely going out of the house except for groceries and exercise. I’ve not hugged another person besides them; I’ve barely even seen other people, actually, except for a few close friends.

Though I appreciate that I’m not living alone, as others are during this pandemic, I’m still getting tired of the claustrophobic feeling of only interacting with the same two people day after day." - Jill Suttie

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