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    The Atlantic | Amanda Mull | 1/27/21 | 13 min
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    • jramey1971
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      2 months ago

      This articulates why many of us may have been feeling a vague sense of loss over the past year.

      Close relationships were long thought to be the essential component of humans’ social well-being, but Granovetter’s research led him to a conclusion that was at the time groundbreaking and is still, to many people, counterintuitive: Casual friends and acquaintances can be as important to well-being as family, romantic partners, and your closest friends.

    • DellwoodBarker
      Top reader this weekReading streakScoutScribe
      2 months ago

      The final paragraph is Especially Strong.

    • Plum2 months ago

      This is one of the best articles I have read about life in the pandemic. I do miss all the strangers I called friends