How This Pandemic Might Change Friendships Forever

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New financial discrepancies

Having friends with vastly different financial circumstances than your own can always be difficult. Now, that financial divide may be growing. Or, there could be a divide where there wasn’t one before. If you’ve lost your job, you can feel that you don’t relate to your friends who are just complaining of having to work from home. Or if you’ve kept your job, you can feel guilt and distance between you and your friends who kept theirs. Some people are taking this time to go on vacations (though they probably shouldn’t), and their unemployed friends see the Instagram posts. Resentment can grow there, as unemployed individuals feel their employed friends are handling money carelessly during this time.

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