Lonely this Galentine's Day? How the pandemic has tested — and ended — friendships

By Lauren Gilger
Published: Monday, February 14, 2022 - 1:00pm

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Jennifer Senior wrote about how friendships have taken a backseat during the pandemic.

Ever since "Parks and Recreation’s" Leslie Knope invented Galentine's Day, women have been celebrating friendship along with  — and sometimes instead of — romance.

But there’s a more serious side to the friend game, and as with everything, it seems, the pandemic has made an impact.

Jennifer Senior, a staff writer for the Atlantic, explains this and more in her latest story, “It’s Your Friends Who Break Your Heart.”

The Show spoke with her to learn about the story and how, in our era of radical individual freedoms, friendships have taken a backseat.

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