Work-related friendships scatter
If you relied on your physical work location for a social life, that might be entirely gone. Those with busy schedules can fall into a pattern of just having work friends. It’s easier to get drinks or go to the gym after work with the person at the desk next to you, even if that isn’t your favorite friend, than to try to meet up with someone across the town. If you fell into that pattern, you can find yourself rather lonely when the physical workspace dissolves. This remote-working reality may be here to stay, too. Even as some employees are invited back into offices, many refuse to return.