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How I Confronted Loneliness During the Pandemic

I am currently in my apartment surrounded by the comfort of plants (two ferns, two fiddle leaf fig trees, two orchids and a succulent) and the undying love of my eight-month-old puppy—new editions to my home since the beginning of the pandemic. COVID-19 forced many people, including myself, to improvise and find new ways to ignite passion and happiness in their lives when forced to live a life indoors. A life without in-person interaction, support and community—basically the middle of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. A life alone, for many.

I write from the perspective of a single, gay 33-year-old living in Manhattan, but loneliness effects everyone. Many people feel lonely and trapped in relationships. Many people feel unheard and

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