Friendships amid the pandemic: Why reaching out to friends is hard to do

Friendships are a precious thing and sometimes they do require some optimism and persistence. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION: PEXELS
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SINGAPORE - A school friend messaged me a few months ago on Facebook, asking me how I had been and suggesting that we meet.

I didn't know how to reply at first. We had not seen each other for around 10 years as we were not from the same clique and I feared that we would have little to talk about.

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