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Bipolar Disorder Makes Me Fear Being Alone, but Then I Got COVID-19

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In February 2021, I tested positive for COVID-19, and my husband thankfully didn’t. We split up our apartment. I took the bedroom, he got the living room.

I saw him, white masks on, when I went to the kitchen to refill my water pitcher. Or when I grabbed my plate of food from the TV stand near my door.

We talked over Zoom through lunch and dinner. During our calls, I talked about contamination.  “My mask fell off for a second in the bathroom,” I said to his Zoom square. “Wait a while before going in.”  “Sure,” he said. “I can wait a couple of hours.”  Usually, I try not to sleep alone.

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