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It’s Not Just You: The Pandemic Has Made Social Anxiety So Much Worse

Social distancing mimics avoidance, which ‘feeds and waters’ social anxiety

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Early in the pandemic, I found myself sweating as I prepared for a Zoom happy hour (remember those?) with my college roommates. I’d lived with these women. Our husbands knew each other. Yet somehow my nerves still felt…




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Lauren Corriher

Lauren Corriher

Lauren Corriher is a Charlotte-based writer who’s written for Condé Nast Traveler, American Way, Charlotte Agenda, etc. Follow her on Twitter/IG @latestbylauren

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